Jeera Rice

Jeera rice is a very easy and mild flavored rice prepared with Basmati rice, cumin seeds and ghee. It goes well with almost all Indian vegetarian and non vegetarian curries. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 to 5 servings Ingredients: Basmati rice: 1 cup Ghee/oil: 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds: 1 tablespoon…

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice or tomato bath is a South Indian rice prepared with lot of tomatoes, Basmati rice and red chillies. Kashmiri red chillies are best for this rice because of their color and mild flavor. To maintain tomato taste and flavor there is no need to use ginger garlic paste,turmeric,coriander powder or garam masala to…

Mango Rice

Mango rice is a traditional South Indian rice prepared with grated raw mango, steamed rice and spices. Mango rice served along with Papad or with Mirchi Bajji is a very good combination. Raw mangoes are used to make pickles,chutneys and rice in season.There are many varieties of raw mangoes available specially used for making pickles…

Puffed Rice Upma (Murmure Upma)

Puffed Rice Upma is a traditional breakfast item prepared in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is called Borugula Upma in Andhra Pradesh and  Uggani in Karnataka. It is generally served along  with Masala Dal Vada or Mirchi Bajji. The preparation of this Upma is very much similar to Poha Upma. There are 2 types of…

Vegetable Dum Biriyani

Vegetable Dum Biriyani prepared in a traditional dum style looks heavenly and aromatic. Basically preparing dum style biriyani involves 4 steps. In the first step sliced onions are fried till golden brown. In second step Rice is half cooked in whole spices like bay leaf,Cumin Seeds,salt and Some Ghee and kept aside. In the third…

Cabbage Rice

Cabbage Rice is a very easy and different variety of Rice preparation. Freshly grated coconut, grated cabbage and spices are used to prepare this dish.It goes very well with any gravy curry or it can simply be served along with raita. My friend  Mrs. Nirmala rao used to prepare this rice very often for parties…

Pongal

Ingredients:   Rice – 2 Cups Green Gram Split (Moong Dal)-1 Cup Onion -1 (Cut into 4 pieces)  Cardamon  (Elaichi) -3 To 4 Clove – 2 Cinnamon – 2 Sticks Turmeric – A pinch Cumin Seeds – 1 Teaspoon Salt -1 Teaspoon Oil – 1 Teaspoon (For tempering) Curry Leaves -8 to 10 Cumin Seeds,…

Poha Upma(Flattend Rice Flakes Upma)

Poha upma is a popular south Indian breakfast dish prepared with flattened rice flakes, onion, green chillies and lemon juice. Preparation is very similar to Murmure upma. Preparation time – 10 minutes Cooking time -15 minutes                     Serves – 4 Servings Ingredients: Poha: 3 cups Potato:  1…