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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…