Ulundhu Sadam

My mother has been consistently asking me to make this Ulundhu Sadam for my daughter and me. According to her, Ulundhu or black gram is a superfood and essential for immunity and nourishment of girls and women. Of course being the typical daughter, I have ignored her for a long time. I figured this mega…

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Thakkali Sadam | Tomato Rice (No onion recipe)

Today we have the ubiquitous tomato rice for the alphabet ‘T’. I make tomato rice 3-4 times a month and I was honestly surprised that I had not posted this dish as yet. Maybe it was awaiting the mega marathon. As I mentioned previously, I am trying to perfect recipes without onion and garlic because…

Spinach and Corn Rice

We are back to the burning Bangalore weather. It seems hotter now after that lovely week at Kodaikannal and I am yet to get back to the daily routine of cooking, cleaning and generally running after the husband and daughter. Half way through today I remembered that I had no dish for S and I…

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…

Quabooli Biryani

I thought Q would be a tough alphabet for a dish, which is usually the case in our A to Z marathons. But this time Quabooli Biryani was one of the first dishes I decided upon because it is such an easy and delicious dish. Yes, it is a biryani and it is so easy….

Persian Saffron Rice

For today, I have this aromatic and flavourful Persian Saffron Rice. It is an easy dish to make and a lovely replacement for jeera rice or peas pulao. All you need are saffron, some spices and onions. Sounds yum, right? Before moving on to the recipe, I have to share this. As we stepped into…

Onion and Coconut Rice

Greetings from Kodaikanal. The husband decided suddenly that he needs a vacation. So we did last minute bookings as usual and came here. So the dishes for this week are more to do with clearing out the refrigerator and making do with whatever I had available. As they say necessity is the mother of invention,…

Nei Soru | Ghee Rice

Some dishes are so simple and yet so flavourful, like this Ghee rice or Nei Soru. It is an easy and quick dish to make and the daughter has been raving about it ever since. She wants to eat the ghee rice nearly every day and I am so tempted to give in. All you…

Methi Rice | Fenugreek Rice

Methi rice is one of my all time favourite dishes and I make it nearly once a week even though the de stemming is quite a pain. I love the mild bitter taste and enjoy it with some curds or raita. Methi rice is easy to make once you have methi de stemmed, washed and…

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…