Lemon and Mint Rice

So the husband has been laughing at me ever since he saw me clicking pictures of the ubiquitous lemon rice. I tried explaining the concept of an A to Z blogging marathon where each letter needs a dish. But he was laughing too much to listen to me. Hmmph!  I love adding mint to the…

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Khus khus Pulao

My dishes for the next few days are based on what ingredients are available in my pantry and refrigerator because I am on a clearing spree. I have been meaning to use certain ingredients for a while now and I won’t get a better opportunity. So always on the list is khus khus or poppy…

Inji Manga Sadam | Ginger Raw Mango Rice

So I thought long and hard for a rice dish from the alphabet ‘I’. Finally I landed on this quick easy and totally delicious raw mango and ginger rice. Inji is Tamil for ginger and manga is raw mango. This is the mango season and so this raw mango and ginger rice is just in…

Garlic Rice

There are so many options for the alphabet G but me being the eternal garlic lover had to pick this delicious garlic rice. This is a simple and flavourful rice that is so easy to make and works best for a work night dinner. This garlic rice can be paired with any dal or mixed…

Egg Pulao

I knew I needed an Egg pulao kind of dish for the letter E since it has so many options and makes for a flavorful dish. This Egg pulao is so quick and easy to make and is specially useful when you have guests over and need a quick fix. It also helps to give…

Dates Sakkara Pongal with Brown Rice

You know there is this theory about wanting something badly enough and the world conspiring to make it happen. I don’t know about that but you won’t believe the number of things that happened for this dates sakkara pongal to be made. Firstly, I watched a Netflix documentary about harmful effects of sugar. My advice…

Coriander & Corn Rice

Today’s dish is a simple and tasty coriander rice with corn and coconut. That’s way too many C for one dish but that’s today’s alphabet and so totally justified. This is quick cook because there is very little chopping of vegetables involved and that is what takes all the time. I usually make this when…

Beans & Vegetable Pulao

For the second day of this mega marathon, I have this easy and tasty beans pulao full of protein and vegetables to boot. It is my constant endeavor to feed my family all the different types of beans and lentils. So I keep sneaking them in whatever dishes I can. This beans pulao is cooked…

Awadhi Vegetable Biryani

I was keen to begin this mega marathon with a biryani and what better than a traditional Awadhi Vegetable Biryani. It hails from the beautiful city of Lucknow and is also called Lucknow Biryani. I was surprised to find that this Awadhi Vegetable biryani does not use the popular biryani masala or even garam masala….

A to Z Flatbreads Round Up | 26 types of Dosas

The month is up and we have completed yet another mega marathon when we blog for 26 days of a month with a pre-decided theme. This time we blogged about 26 flatbreads – Indian / International or Dosas/ Pancakes. I chose the dosa/ pancake option and made 26 types of dosas, one for each letter…