Category Archives: Rice dishes

Beetroot rice or pulao recipe – how to make beetroot pulao/rice recipe

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Beetroot pulao – a very healthy and colourful rice made with beetroot, rice and spices.  It is a very flavourful dish and makes up for a nice one-pot meal and quick lunch.  Beetroot pulao is easy to make too, as it is done in a pressure cooker.  But you can also make this rice in a

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe – how to make ghee pongal recipe

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Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest

Chana pulao recipe – how to make kabuli chana pulao or chole pulao recipe

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Chana (white chickpeas) pulao is a nutritious and tasty rice dish and makes up for a wholesome meal.  It is a perfect dish for your lunch box and a quick fix when you are short of time.  Chana pulao is best served with plain curd, onion raita, cucumber raita or just as it is.  It is not only quick

Spicy capsicum pulao recipe or capsicum rice recipe

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Capsicum pulao or capsicum rice is a delicious one pot meal made with green capsicum, rice and spices.  It is a very easy and quick to make rice dish and goes well with curd, onion raita or any curry of your choice.  Capsicum pulao is healthy and filling too and a complete meal by itself. 

Tamarind rice recipe – How to make tamarind rice or puliyodharai recipe

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Tamarind rice is a popular and delicious South Indian rice.  Tamarind gives that unique and tangy flavour to the rice.  It is typically eaten as a snack or is a part of South Indian festival luncheons or dinners.  Traditionally tamarind paste is prepared and stored for a week.   As and when required, this paste is

Masala dal khichdi (with rice and moong dal) recipe

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Masala dal khichdi is a spicy variation of the simple khichdi made from rice and moong dal and tempered with mild spices in ghee.  It is a healthy Indian comfort food and makes up for a wholesome and delicious meal.  If you want to cook something quick and healthy, then khichdi is a good option.

Raw Mango Rice or Mavinakaya chitranna recipe

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Raw mango rice is another easy version of rice recipe made with rice, raw mangoes and spices.  It is also quite popular in Andhra Pradesh, where it is called as Mamidikaya pulihora.  Raw mango rice is a quick and simple to make rice dish.  Here raw mangoes are used instead of lemon, which gives a tangy taste

Healthy Green Rice or Green pulao recipe

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Healthy green rice (rice with greens) is a healthy and nutritious recipe prepared with spinach, green peas, green capsicum, coriander leaves and mint leaves alongwith flavours like onions, garlic and green chillies to enhances its taste. The ingredients used in this recipe gives a pleasant green color to the pulao.  Green rice is very easy

Green peas masala pulao (microwave recipe)

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Green peas masala pulao is a flavourful rice prepared with fresh green peas, basmati rice and cooked in a spicy gravy.  It is a spicy masala pulao and makes up for a good lunch box recipe.  Green peas masala pulao is very easy and quick to make too.  I have prepared this pulao in a microwave,

Mixed vegetable pulao or mixed vegetable rice recipe

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Mixed vegetable pulao is a an easy, delicious and healthy one pot meal prepared with mixed vegetables, rice and spices.  It is a comforting food and simple and quick to make and goes well with any gravy like paneer butter masala or mutter paneer or chana masala or even plain onion raita or cucumber raita.