Category Archives: Rice dishes

Pudina rice – How to make pudina rice or mint flavoured rice or mint pulao recipe – Indian rice recipes

Pudina rice or mint flavoured rice is a flavourful rice dish made with rice, pudina leaves and spices.  This rice dish is very refreshing and tasty and can be had on its own or accompanied with raita, plain curd or any simple curry.  Pudina pulao also makes up for an ideal lunch box dish as it

Pepper rice recipe – how to make pepper flavoured rice – Indian rice recipes

Pepper rice is a delicious pepper flavoured rice made with cooked rice, pepper corns, cumin seeds and ghee.  Black peppercorns gives a nice and authentic flavour to this rice. Black pepper is an  excellent source of manganese, vitamin K,  copper and dietary fiber, iron, chromium, and calcium. The health benefits of black pepper include relief from

Tawa pulao – how to make Mumbai tawa pulao recipe – pulao recipes

Tawa pulao is a popular Mumbai street food made of rice, vegetables and cooked with pav bhaji masala and other Indian spices.  It is generally prepared on a huge tawa by the street vendors, which they also use for making pav bhaji, masala pav and other snacks.  But tawa pulao can also be made in

Rice upma recipe – how to make akki uppittu or arisi upma or rice rava upma recipe

Rice upma or akki uppittu or arisi upma is a very traditional breakfast dish made with rice and tur dal.  It is a very simple and easy recipe too and a filling breakfast dish. In Karnataka, it is called as akki tari (broken rice) uppittu. Rice upma goes well with coconut chutney or sambar. Arisi upma is very

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.