Indo Chinese Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is an easy rice preparation great to serve with any Chinese gravy or with some sauce on the side. Under 15 minutes recipe is great to use up left over rice and good lunch box idea. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India but it is not authentic. However, Indianized Chinese or […]

Instant Pot OPOS Sakkarai Pongal

Instant pot OPOS sakkarai pongal is a one pot one shot way of preparing sakkarai pongal in instant pot. Sakkarai Pongal or chakkara pongal is a sweet rice moong dal porridge like preparation offered as prasadam to god in many South Indian temples. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Pongal is a must […]

Stovetop Pan Handvo ~ Spicy Mixed Lentil Rice Cake

Stovetop pan handvo is a spicy vegetable mixed lentils rice cake. Handvo is a nutritious dense cake eaten for breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal. It is a popular dish from Indian State of Gujarat. jump to recipe or pin it for later Conventionally, handvo is prepared in a pan, on a […]

Instant Pot Handvo ~ Savory Cake

Instant pot handvo is a savory mixed lentils and rice cake. This is a traditional Gujarati snack made in instant pot (IP), an electric pressure cooker. Handvo is a popular snack from Indian state of Gujarat and is traditionally made on stovetop or in an oven in modern kitchens. Since the theme for this week […]

Baked Handvo ~ Savory Rice Lentils Cake

Baked handvo is a savory rice and lentils cake with mixed vegetables. Bottle gourd is the main vegetable along with seasonal vegetables of choice and the method of cooking is either oven or in a pan on stovetop. Serve it for breakfast, tea time snack or even as a light meal. Handvo is a traditional […]

Caramel Rice Payasam ~ Caramel Rice Pudding

Payasam is a pudding prepared with vermicelli, rice, broken wheat or tapioca. What is called payasam in South India is kheer in North India. Caramel rice payasam is rice pudding cooked in caramel and milk. I bookmarked the recipe when Vaishali posted it over a year ago and made it right away to post it […]

Chintapandu Pulihora ~ Tamarind Rice

Pulihora is a traditional South Indian flavored rice. It is a tart/tangy rice and lime juice, tamarind or mango are the tart/tangy fruit used to prepare this rice. Tamarind or chintapandu pulihora and lime or nimmakaya pulihora are most common preparations while mango or mamidikaya pulihora is seasonal. Chintapandu pulihora is a tangy flavored rice […]

Festive Thali – Saddula Bathukamma

Bathukamma is a festival celebrated by women in Indian state of Telangana. It is celebrated for nine days, starting on Bhadrapada amavasya and concludes on Durga ashtami in Ashwayuja masam (month), which usually falls in September – October. The last day of the festival is saddula bathukamma or pedha bathukamma. This festival is celebrate by […]

Daddojanam ~ Yogurt Rice

My sub theme this week in this Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients is a vegetarian protein rich ingredient. The ingredient of the week is yogurt. Depending on type of yogurt used, it is moderate to high in protein. Greek yogurt, which is very thick is high in protein, compared to other yogurts. In […]

Moong Dal Vegetable Rice ~ Khichdi

I love one pot meals and specially rice varieties. Biryani, pulao and fried rice are on top of that list. When I need to fix something for myself, moong dal khichdi or pongal is one of my goto food and sometimes I keep this instant pongal mix handy in the fridge for such days. This […]

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