Rajma Pulao ~ Kidney Beans Rice

Rajma or kidney beans are kidney shaped red color beans which are very rich in fiber, protein, iron & many other nutrients. Although these beans have many health benefits, under cooked and raw beans are toxic. Dry beans need to be soaked for at least 5 hours and cooked in boiling water for at least […]

Capsicum & Paneer Rice ~ Bell Pepper & Indian Cottage Cheese Rice

After posting one biryani & one pulao recipe, for the last day of the marathon I am sharing a recipe that falls under the other rice varieties category. In the other varieties of rice, the rice is fully cooked, then seasoned and/or tempered with spices to enhance the flavor of rice. When I announced the […]

Chikkudu Annam ~ Valor Lilva (Indain Beans) Rice

After yesterday’s lengthy post on Biryanis, I am not sure how to start this one. Well, at my home, non-vegetarian rice varieties are usually biryani and the vegetarian varieties are usually bagara and annam (rice) prepared with the fresh legumes such as fresh garbanzo beans, fresh Indian broad beans or valor lilva and anapakaya or […]

Kheema Dum Biryani ~ Ground Goat Biryani

Biryani, Pulao, Fried Rice; both Chinese & Indian style fried rice are one of my favorite one pot, one dish meals. If any of these rice varieties are on the menu, I do not need anything else; rather I cannot see any other food on the table. All I need is some riata to go […]

Baked Spicy Peanuts

For the last day of “deep fried food made healthy by baking” theme, I chose to do spicy peanuts. I contemplated between peanuts & potato fries. Potato fries have been on my to-do list for quite some time but I have seen way too many baked potato fries making rounds in the blogosphere and was […]

Baked Crunchy Chana Dal & Mung Dal

Once upon a time, when I was little, fried chana dal was prepared quite often as a snack. Whenever palaharam (snacks with longer shelf life) was made at home, fried chana dal was often on the list. Gradually it disappeared from the list and always wondered why? I liked munching on spiced chana dal as […]

Baked Falafel

I am starting blogging marathon # 18 under the theme “deep fried foods made healthy by baking or steaming”. I must say, it is one of the most challenging themes I have done so far in these marathons! When I chose this theme, I had a few recipes on mind but never tried them. I […]

Mango and Corn Salad

I love corn and can eat it in any form; grilled corn on the cob, boiled corn on the cob, roasted corn kernels, sautéed corn kernel, corn salad, corn fritters, corn vada… you get the idea! Of all the corn varieties of food, grilled corn on the cob with chili garlic butter sauce being my […]

Chili Rubbed Roasted Chicken

For the third day of the marathon, coking with alphabet “C”, I have chili rubbed roasted chicken. I tweaked this recipe to suite my taste. Her roasted chicken was so tempting that I could not wait to try it. I made this chicken 4 times (including today) in the last couple of weeks. WE liked […]

Chenna Poda ~ Paneer Cake for Indian Cooking Challenge

For this month, recipe for Indian Cooking Challenge (ICC) is Chenna Poda. Chenna Poda is a dessert or sweet from the state of Orissa, India. Chenna is paneer, Indian cottage cheese and chenna poda is a paneer cake. Paneer or chenna is seasoned with sugar, cardamom powder and a few nuts, and is baked for […]

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