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, […]

Lemon Rice ~ Nimmakaya Pulihora

For day two of the marathon under the theme cooking with lemons, I have a traditional South Indian recipe, nimmakaya pulihora. Pulihora is usually made with either tamarind, lemon/lime or raw green mangoes when mangoes are in season. Husband is not fond of pulihora and I rarely make it at home. Even if I do, […]

Saffron Rice

Last month when I did the month long marathon, I made this rice to serve with the Omani Shuwa. When I make flavored rice such as pulaos, I usually sauté the spices, vegetables and rice in some oil and then finish it off in the rice cooker or in a saucepan on the stovetop or […]

Korean Bibimbap

Today we are traveling to the Korean peninsula to taste some Korean cuisine. Korea is an East Asian territory that was divided into two sovereign states; North Korea and South Korea. This is one cuisine I decided I was going to do the moment the theme for this marathon was finalized and even before I […]

Tungtap (Fish Chutney) & Jadoh (Flavored Rice) from Meghalaya

Meghalaya is another northeastern sister state bordering Assam to the north and Bangladesh to the south. Megha in Sanskrit is cloud and Meghalaya means an abode of clouds. Shillong is the capital and which is known as Scotland of the east. Majority of the population is tribal. The three main tribes in the state are […]

Bisi Bele Bath from Karnataka

Karnataka is one of the four South Indian States. It is surrounded by the three southern states on the east & the south. To the north of Karnataka is Maharashtra, to the east is Andhra Pradesh, south east is Tamil Nadu, south west is Kerala, to the west are Arabian Sea and Laccadive Sea (Lakshadweep […]

Kabuli Palaw, National Dish of Afghanistan

For my second week of blogging marathon # 37, my theme is National Dish. For the next three days, I will take you to three different countries to taste their national dish. For the first day, we are traveling to Afghanistan for a flavorful, aromatic Kabuli Palaw. Kabuli Palaw or Qabili Pulao or Afghan Pilaf […]

Homemade Instant Pongal Mix ~ Khichdi Mix

When I saw the themes for this month’s blogging marathon and read even mixes are accepted for kitchen basics, first thing that came to mind was pongal mix. I remembered Shubha’s pongal mix which she shared in one of the social networking groups. Yes, this again is a recipe from a social networking group! However, […]

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