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
Rice

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
Cauliflower, Rice

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
Capsicum, Rice

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 […]