West Indian Rice and Beans

The plan was to make watermelon rice for today. I had devised a lovely recipe using the flesh, rind and seeds of the watermelon. When I opened the refrigerator to start my prep, I discovered that the husband and daughter had finished up whatever watermelon I had saved up for the rice. Then I had…

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Rose and Saffron Pilaf

As I mentioned before, I was looking for dishes based on ingredients available in my pantry and those I wanted to finish up. So when I reached the alphabet R, I thought of multiple things but nothing worked. Finally in a fit of despair I looked for rose rice and guess what there is an…

Jollof Rice

So has it ever happened to you that you discover something and your life lights up? That happened to me when I discovered this tangy and flavorful Jollof Rice. This is such an easy dish to whip up and it is ‘Oh so tasty’ that you can’t believe. Jollof Rice is usually made with tomato…

Havij Polo | Persian Carrot Rice

This lovely carrot rice is such a treasure to find. The daughter loves carrots and can have it in any form. So I make this for our lunch and it results in two happy girls. This is a Persian carrot rice and is a little sweet in taste. Sugar is added as also cranberries sometime…

Fried Rice

This veg fried rice is one of my favourite rice dishes and I end up making it very often. It is a nice way to get the daughter to eat vegetables without much fuss and it is an easy dish to make. For other similar rice dishes check out Awadhi Biryani, Mint Rice and Coriander…

Chimichurri Rice

This is quite late to wish everyone a grand 2019 but in my defense I have been busy with holidays and family reunions and then recovering from the hangovers of the holidays and family reunions. So happy 2019 to everyone. I begin this year, surprisingly, not with a bread recipe which is usually the norm….

Finnish Rye Scones

After an entire month of dosas and more dosas, I am back to my breads in October. This week’s theme for our Blogging Marathon is to pick one alphabet and blog about three dishes from three countries of that alphabet. I picked F because I thought it is quite a neglected alphabet. It is not…

Baked Mini Donuts

Today is the first day of a three day weekend. The daughter and I have an agreement that she eats whatever I make during school days and I make whatever she asks for during holidays. Most of the time it makes mt life easier though I understand I have to renegotiate this just before vacations….

Eggless Cinnamon Rolls

The second dish in this week’s theme of ‘Wraps & Rolls’ is the classic Cinnamon Roll. I have previously posted this dish which is an egg version whereas this one is an eggless version. My recent endeavour has been to bake eggless versions of the dishes I usually bake with egg. This one is delightful,…

Herbs & Garlic Rolls

All through my life I have tried to lose weight. It has mostly not worked because I would not stick to any plan for more than a week. Then I would look at people thinner than me wearing pretty clothes and sulk. This has been going on forever with no end in sight. Finally I…