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…

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 Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi Festival

I am back to the blog finally. It has been three months since I blogged but nothing better to shake off the rust than a mega Blogging Marathon in which we blog for 26 days of the month except Sundays. This time, our theme is Biryanis, pulaos and khichadis with rice or any other grain….

Macadamia Muffins

  My second post for the theme, Dishes from the Southern Hemisphere, was the one I was most excited about. I finally managed to get some macadamia which I tasted few years ago and loved. We had a fabulous family reunion last month and one of my cousins was kind enough to remember and get…

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….

Simple Chocolate Cake

My intention for today’s post was a nicely baked vegetable – potato or sweet potato or some such. But, as always, things did not go to plan and I had to dig some old photos from my draft folder and use them. This is a simple yet delicious chocolate cake. It is very easy to…