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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.

  • 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,…

  • Puliyodharai is a popular South Indian dish made with tamarind paste, rice and spices. Commonly known as South Indian tamarind rice, it is a staple dish across many households and…

  • Coconut Rice is a delicious, simple and easy to make comfort food for any time of the day – be it a light lunch, evening snack or dinner. The versatility…

  • Green Mango Rice is a tangy and delightful dish made with green mangoes and spices. The advent of summer sees the abundance of mangoes and many people are not sure…

  • Cabbage Rice is a quick and delicious dish loaded with good stuff. A very simple dish to make, this is a perfect way to use any leftover rice or get…

  • Ven Pongal is a popular breakfast dish across South India made with rice and moong dal. It is a staple dish made during the harvest festival of Pongal. Most South…

  • 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…

  • 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’…

  • 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…

  • Cauliflower Mint Rice is a refreshing and delicious rice dish ideal for lunch (be it at home or office) or dinner. A tasty one-pot dish with that is fragrant and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…