Rice

Rice is one of the staple food of India along with Roti. No South Indian meal is complete with Rice in some form or the other. It is cooked in innumerable ways and you can serve a prepared rice dish for any meal. Sometimes dal is cooked along with rice as in pongal varieties. Coconut, vegetables, lime juice are all used in seasoning along with red and green chillies, pepper, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, dal and curry leaves. Seasoned rice is served with a variety of pachadis and appalams or vadams. Seasoned rice can be used for packed lunches and school tiffin boxes as well.

Lemon Rice
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Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice or Chitranna is a popular South Indian rice dish made for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most South Indian households, whenever there is any rice leftover, it is made into lemon rice for next day breakfast or packed into office/school lunch. It is very easy to make and […]

Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)
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Puli Pongal (Tamarind Pongal)

Pongal is a famous rice dish which belongs to the traditional cuisine of Tamil Nadu. In Tamil, the meaning of Pongal is ‘boil over’ or ‘spillover’. Pongal has two varieties, one is ‘Sakkarai Pongal’ and the other is ‘Venn Pongal’. Basically, Pongal is a common breakfast food taken in Tamil […]

Bisibelebath (Sambar Rice)
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Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi Bele Bath (Bisibelebath) is a traditional recipe from Karnataka which is also popular in other South Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh. ‘Bisi’ means hot and ‘bele’ means pulses which are the main ingredients of a typical South Indian sambhar. Typically, Bisibelebath is made without onion and […]

Mexican Chilli Rice
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Mexician Chilli Rice

Mexican cuisine has several parallels to our Indian food. For instance, black beans is quite common there as is Rajma in India. So, it’s not surprising if their fried rice tastes very similar to ours, sans a few ingredient changes here and there. That’s how I look at this recipe […]

Cauliflower Mint Rice
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Cauliflower Mint Rice

A refreshing and delicious rice with cauliflower and mint. This Cauliflower Mint Rice is ideal for lunch (be it at home or office) or dinner. Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1 cup Cooked Rice – 1 cup Onion – 1, Finely Chopped Green Chilli – As required Ginger garlic Paste – 1 […]

Mavadu (Tender Baby Mangoes)
Mango, Rice

Mavadu Fried Rice

Mavadu (or Tender Baby Mangoes) is a very popular summer time variety of green mangoes used to make pickles. In this recipe, the mangoes are used to make a fried rice variety that can be served for lunch. Ingredients: Mavadu (tender baby mangoes) – 10 Boiled Rice – 2 cups […]

Capsicum Fried Rice
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Capsicum Fried Rice

Capsicums are a rich source of beta carotine, capsaicin, Vitamins A & C. This recipe for capsicum fried rice combines the goodness of the bell peppers and the delicacy of the fried rice in one simple and easy to make dish. Serve for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Rice – 1 […]

Varagu Pudina Rice
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Varagu Pudina Rice

Mint Rice is a very simple and delicious dish perfect for lunch time or dinner. This variation uses kodo millet (varagarisi) instead of regular rice and is equally tasty and healthy. Ingredients: Varagarisi (Kodo Millet) – 2 cups Mint Leaves – 1 bunch Dry Red Chillies – 4 to 5 […]

Karamani Rice (Black Eyed Peas Rice)
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Karamani Rice

A simple, delicious and healthy dish with Karamani (Black Eyed Peas). Ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, cooked Red or White Karamani – 1/4 cup Green Mangoes – 2 tblsp, grated (optional) Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Oil […]

Kovakkai Rice
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Kovakkai Rice

A simple and easy to make quick lunch or dinner. Best served with appalam, potato chips or papads. Ingredients: Kovakkai (Tindora) – 5 to 6, tender ones, finely sliced or chopped Basmati Rice – 1 cup, cooked Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Garlic […]

Capsicums
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Capsicum Mango Rice

A simple lunch or dinner dish, the capsicum and mango rice is easy to make and is delicious. Ingredients: Capsicums – 1 cup, chopped Green Mango – 1/2 cup, grated Turmeric Powder – a pinch Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp Rice – 1 cup, cooked Coriander Leaves – little […]

Nagercoil Ulundu Sadam
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Nagercoil Ulundu Sadam

This is a popular dish in Nagercoil district often served with a curry of choice. Nutritious and healthy, it is one of the famous recipes of the region. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 100 gms Black Urad Dal – 2 tblsp Garlic – 10 cloves Fenugreek Seeds – little Gingelly Oil […]

Cabbage Rice
Cabbage, Kids, Rice

Cabbage Rice

This is a quick and delicious school or office lunch box dish. Ideal way to use up any leftover rice and a great way to get kids eat cabbage. Ingredients: Rice – 200 gms, cooked Cabbage – 150 gms, sliced or chopped Onion – 1, small, finely chopped or sliced […]

Milagu Jeeragam Sadam (Pepper Cumin Rice)
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Milagu Jeeragam Sadam (Pepper Cumin Rice)

A simple and delicious lunch box recipe, the Milagu Jeeragam Sadam (Pepper Cumin Rice) is a good way to use any leftover rice. Can be served as a light lunch/dinner or even as an evening tiffen. Ingredients: Black Pepper Powder – 2 tsp Cumin Powder – 2 tsp Cooked Rice […]

Orange Pulao
Orange, Rice

Orange Pulao

A delicious and sweet pulao made with basmati rice soaked in orange juice and served with raita or side dish of choice. Ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Orange Juice – 1 cup Cinnamon – a small piece Clove – 1, small Onions – 1 […]

Methi Rice
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Methi Rice (Fenugreek Rice)

A healthy, delicious and easy to make dish ideal for school or office lunch, weeknight dinner or for a slow lunch. Best served with raita. Ingredients: Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) – 2 bunches, washed, chopped Rice – 1 1/2 to 2 cups Tomatoes – 3 to 4, chopped Onions – […]

Bitter Gourd Rice
Bitter Gourd, Rice

Bitter Gourd Rice

A delicious and very simple to make lunch or dinner recipe. Serve with side dish of choice or with papads and appalams. Ingredients: Bitter Gourds – 2 to 3 Rice – 1 to 2 cups (as required) Turmeric Powder – a pinch Red Chilli Powder – a pinch Salt as […]

Basmati Rice
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Ginger Lemon Rice

A simple, healthy and delicious rice with ginger and lemon. Ingredients: Ginger – 1/4 cup, peeled, grated Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 tblsp Cumin Powder – 1 tsp Basmati Rice – 2 cups, washed Oil as required Salt as per taste Method: 1. Heat oil in a pan over medium […]

Paneer Mint Rice
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Paneer Mint Rice

A delicious Mint Rice with fried Paneer cubes. Serve this for lunch or dinner with papad or side dish of choice. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked Onions – 3 to 4, chopped Paneer – 15 to 20 cubes Oil – 2 tblsp Salt as per taste Grind to a […]

Garlic Fried Rice
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Garlic Fried Rice

A simple and delicious Indo-Chinese rice with garlic and vegetables. Ingredients: Rice – 3 cups, cooked Garlic – 18 to 20 cloves, finely chopped Spring Onions – 8 to 10, chopped Carrot – 1, chopped Green Capsicum – 1, chopped, seeds removed Red Chilli Paste – 1 tblsp Dry Red […]

beans
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Potato, Beans and Peas Rice

A simple rice dish with Potato, Green Beans and Green Peas. Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup Onion – 1, medium, finely chopped Beans – 1/4 cup, chopped Green Peas – 1/4 cup, soaked, drained Potato – 1/2 cup, chopped Turmeric Powder – a pinch Oil – 2 tblsp Salt as […]

Corn and Peas Rice
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Corn and Peas Rice

Kids would love this simple and tasty dish. Can also be packed for school/office lunch. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Sweet Corn Kernels – 1/2 cup Green Peas – 1/4 cup Turmeric Powder – a pinch Onion – 1, medium, chopped Garlic – 1 1/2 tsp, chopped Oil – […]

mixed fruits
Fruits and Vegetables, Rice

Fruit Rice

Delicious sweet and sour rice with mixed fruits. Ingredients: Almonds – 1 1/2 tblsp Cashew Nuts – 1 1/2 tblsp Raisins – 1 tblsp Mixed Fruits – 1 cup (apple, pineapple, mango, grapes) Rice – 1 cup, cooked Ghee – 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt as […]

Coriander and Lemon Rice
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Coriander and Lemon Rice

Simple, quick and perfect for a quick evening bite. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked Lemon Rind – 2 tsp, finely grated Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves – 1 cup, finely chopped Salt as per taste Pepper Powder as required Method: 1. Heat a pan over medium flame. […]

Peanut Rice
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Peanut Rice

A quick and easy recipe that is ideal for school or office lunch or for a quick evening snack. Ingredients: Raw Peanuts – 2 cups Dry Red Chillies – 10 Urad Dal – 1/2 cup Bengal Gram Dal – 1/2 cup Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp Rice – 2 to […]