Peanut Rice

Fried rice is such a comfort food on lazy days when not in a mood to cook. I often make an omelet and Indian style fried rice when I don’t want to sweat too long in the kitchen. Last month someone posted a peanut rice picture on Facebook and that made me try today’s recipe. […]

Black Gram Rice ~ Urad Dal Rice ~ Ulundu Sadam

Urad dal rice is a nutty, spicy and flavorful rice from Tamil cuisine. It is festive food, comfort food and also great for lunch boxes. The last rice dish for this week is black gram dal rice from cookbook Dakshin. I never tasted this rice before and do not know how it is suppose to […]

Mamidikaya Pulihora ~ Raw Mango Rice

Pulihora is a traditional South Indian rice preparation usually made with lime juice or tamarind paste. When raw mangoes are in season, grated mango is used. It is a very common preparation during summers when mangoes are abundant. I mixed raw grated mango to cooked rice and then mixed the tempting to the rice. Grated […]

Methi Pulao

I love rice dishes and specially one pot meals. I prefer biryani, pulaos, fried rice and different rice varieties any day over rice and curries. When Valli announced rice dishes, I picked this theme without any hesitation and will pick it again next time we have this theme. Just three days of rice dishes is […]

Hyacinth Beans Rice ~ Anapa Ginjala Annam

In my A-Z Challenge Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I stumbled on a hurdle, again!! I never excepted I would have trouble coming up with recipes this early in to the challenge. I had to use one of the clauses to pass this hurdle, an English name of the main ingredient or the dish. Being a […]

Egg Pulao

After yesterday’s shrimp pulao, I have another one pot meal. Last Friday when I made the shrimp pulao, Mr.U liked it a lot and wanted me to cook it again. Since I did not have any shrimp in the freezer, he wanted me to make it with eggs. I was a bit lazy to do […]

Raju Gari Royyala Pualo ~ Shrimp Pulao

I like one pot meals, specially rice dishes such as biryani, pulao and other rice varieties that can be served with or without a side dish. Few days ago, this Raju Gari Pulao made rounds in one of the Facebook groups I am a member of. Almost everyone in the group cooked this pulao and […]

Nasi Goreng ~ Indonesian Fried Rice

Nasi goreng means fried rice in Indonesian. It is a common breakfast usually prepared with leftover or pre-cooked rice with kecap manis which is a sweet soy sauce, shallots, garlic, chilies & shrimp paste. The dark brown color of the rice comes from kecap manis. Nasi goreng is served with many add-ons, fried egg, chicken, […]

Simple Telugu Bhojanam ~ Telugu Thali from Telangana

For the last & 6th day of Indian states for Buffet on Table, I have a simple everyday meal from my home state of Telangana. Past few days leading up to the marathon, there was lot of chatter on Whatsapp by fellow marathoners about the thalis each one was preparation for Indian states. To keep […]

Ven Pongal, Tiffin Sambar & Thenghai Thayir Pachadi from Tamil Nadu

For the fifth day of Indian States, I have a common Tamil breakfast, pongal. There are two versions of pongal; ven pongal the savory version and sakkarai pongal the sweet version. Ven pongal is one of the common breakfast items in Tamil Nadu, besides idli, dosa and vada. It is prepared by cooking together rice […]

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