Xacuti Garlic Rice

Ever since I discovered the aromatic Goan spice, Xacuti, it has been my go to ingredient for all A to Z marathon for the alphabet ‘X’. Though I can’t believe this marathon is nearly done. Everytime I start a mega blogging marathon, I am scared about how I would manage it but it breezes by…

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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…

Vepampoo Sadam | Dried Neem Flower Rice

I am sure by know you know why this rice is on the menu. One reason is, of course, it starts with the alphabet ‘V’ but more importantly I have to exhaust the vepampoo (dried neem flowers) that I bought for the Tamizh New Year this month. The family has been fed a regular diet…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mushroom Egg Rice

My second recipe with vegetable sources of protein is this simple mushroom and egg rice. Mushroom is one of the veggies to be high on protein. But like I mentioned yesterday, most of my recipes for this week has an additional protein source to truly qualify as a ‘protein rich’ dish. This dish is one…

Dal Khichdi

Today’s recipe is another classic dish. Dal Khichdi has as many recipes as there are people eating it and I thought I should put my version on paper (or screen) and send it into the world to jostle for space among the other simple and complex khichdi recipes. This is the version that the family…