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Showing posts with label Veg Rice Varieties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veg Rice Varieties. Show all posts

Friday, 25 November 2016

Capsicum Rice/Bell Pepper Rice/Kudaimilagai Saadam/Easy Capsicum Rice for Lunch Box/How to make Capsicum/Bell Pepper Rice

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very colorful, vibrant, tasty, flavorful and delicious capsicum/bell pepper/kudaimilagai rice. This rice is a perfect lunch box item for school and office.  The rice is perfectly blended with Indian spices along with crunchy and colorful capsicum which makes it taste heavenly. Not just the color, capsicum is loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. They have low calories and helps in speeding up the metabolism.  Capsicum has found to have good effect on gastrointestinal problems like flatulence, stomach upset, abdominal cramps etc [info source:the health site]. I have used all the three colors of capsicum [red, green and yellow]. You can just use whichever is available at home. Do try out this delectable capsicum rice and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non Vegetarian RiceVarieties here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum Rice with step by step photos…

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saamai Vegetable Biryani/Little Millet Vegetable Biryani

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and filling Saamai Biryani/Little Millet Biryani. Saamai is called as kutki in hindi, sama in telugu, saame in kannada and chama in malayalam. Little millet/saamai is smaller in size when compared to other common millet varieties. It is rich in fibre, helps in reducing fat and is good for bones and muscles. Saamai has lot of iron and has high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level and helps in healing diseases related to stomach. I have already blogged about millets in deatail here. Do not forget to check "all about millets" and other interesting millet recipes in the links. Meanwhile do try out this healthy and delicious Saamai Vegetable Biryani and post your comments.

Here’s how to make Saamai Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos...

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Spinach & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Chickpea Biryani/Palak & Kondakadalai Biryani

Hello friends,

Today I am going to share a easy, healthy and quick one pot meal, perfect for lunch box, parties, get-togethers etc. It’s none other than Spinach and Chickpea biryani, this colorful green birynai is very flavorful, super healthy and tempting. Spinach and chickpea is always a wonderful combination, be it salad, soup, curry or rice variety. I have already posted chickpea biryanii and spinach & carrot biryani earlier, do check out those biryani’s varieties also. Do try out this healthy Spinach and Chickpea biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting Vegetarian Biryani's/Pulav and nonvegetarian Biryani's/Pulavs in the links and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Spinach and Chickpea Biryani with step by step photos…

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vegetable Biryani – 2nd Method/South Indian Style Vegetable Birynai

Are you looking to make easy, tasty and tempting vegetable biryani, then here it is – lovely, flavourful and tasty Vegetable Biryani. It is a perfect recipe for lunch box and week end lunch. I have already posted Vegetable Biryani using pressure cooker earlier; do check that out as well. Do try out this Vegetable Biryani and post your comments here. Also check out other vegetable biryanis and non vegetarian biryanis in the links and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos…

Friday, 2 September 2016

Jeera Rice/How to make Jeera Rice/Cumin Rice/Jeeraga Sadham

Jeera Rice Recipe is a very popular, common and famous rice recipe from North India. We find in all most all the Restaurant menus. Jeera rice is a very flavorful rice and can be paired with any spicy vegetarian or non vegetarian gravies like Punjabi dumaloo, palak paneer, Lemon dal, butter chicken, palak chicken, paneer butter masalaetc. Do try out this wonderful and flavourful cumin rice/Jeera rice and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other interesting and tempting Vegetarian Rice Varieties and Non- Vegetarian Rice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Jeera Rice with Step by Step photos…

Friday, 29 July 2016

Kuthiravali Arisi Thayir Sadham/Bagalabath with Kuthiravali Arisi/Barnyard Millet Bagalabath/Curd Rice with Barnyard Millet

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share one very simple, healthy and traditional recipe – Kuthiravali Thayir Sadham. Nobody will surely refuse this comfort food. I have already posted about the benefits of Kuthiravali arisi and other millets here. So, for now I am going to move on to the recipe. Do check out other interesting milletrecipes and Vegetarian Rice Varieties here. Do try out this healthy Barnyard Millet Thayir Sadam and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Thayir with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

PuliKaachal/Puliyodharai Mix

Puliyodharai is traditional and authentic dish prepared in South India. We can taste excellent and tempting puliyodharai as prasadham in all the Perumal temples in Tamil Nadu. Triplicane Parthasathy temple’s puliyodharai is very special and has unique taste and flavor which is always close to our heart and soul. I just love it to the core. Pulikachal is a paste prepared with tamarind/puli, dal and spices. If we have pulikachal at home, then we can prepare puliyodharai at any time and serve it pappad or appalam. Puliyodharai/Puli sadham is also served during valaikappu with other rice varieties. Do try out this pulikachal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pulikachal with step by step photos…

Friday, 24 July 2015

Narthangai Sadam/Citron Rice Recipe

Narthangai/Citron belongs to lemon family. It taste similar to lemon, but has a unique flavour to it. This narthangai sadam is very easy to prepare. It is a perfect lunch box recipe and can be packed during travel as well. There are many other types of narthangai recipes like narthangai pachadi, narthangai podi, narthangai uppu oorgai, narthai thokku etc are prepared in Tamil Nadu. I will be sharing as many as possible in my future post. For now, I am going to share narthangai sadam with you all. Meanwhile check out other vegetarian rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Narthangai Sadam with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Onion Rice/Vengaya Sadam - Natural cure to reduce body heat & to heal stomach pain

I have been thinking of posting this recipe for a very long time, but could not. This is a recipe which my grandma used to make, then my mom and now me. This onion rice is very special and has lots of medicinal values in it. My grandma used to make this rice, when someone is suffering from stomach pain. She used to say that the onions, cooked in ghee, combined with black pepper powder reduces the body heat, heals the stomach ulcer and cures the pain. I make this a lot in summer days to cool down the body temperature. My grandma makes this only with white onions, but I switch between white, red and small pearl onions depending on the availability of onions in my kitchen. Any way friends do try out this wonderful, healing Onion rice and post your feedback.

Here’s how to make Onion Rice with step by step photos…



Monday, 22 June 2015

Raw Mango Rice /How to make Mango rice/Maangai Saadham

Yes friends, as I promised earlier here is another mango recipe in the mango recipe series. Now that we are getting bags and bags of mangoes from our back yard, we are distributing a lot of them to friends, relatives and neighbours. We plucked some raw tangy mangoes from the tree and made mango rice. This rice is one special kind of variety rice, as it is prepared in Seemandham/Vallikappu [Baby Shower] Ceremony in Tamil Nadu. I have already posted Thengai Sadham/Coconut Rice, Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadam, Thakkali Sadam/Tomato Rice, Curd Rice/Bagalabath, Bisibelabath/Sambar Rice etc. Do not forget to check out Vallikappu/SeemandhamRice Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Raw Mango Rice with step by step photos…

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Vegetable Fried Rice/Fried Rice [Indo –Chinese Fried Rice]

Today, I am going to share with you all very popular Vegetable Fried Rice with not much of introduction. I was thinking that I had posted Fried rice earlier, but realized that I have not posted it after one of my reader requested for it. Try out this delectable Vegetable Fried Rice and post your suggestions.

Here’s how to make Vegetable Fried Rice with step by step photos…


Friday, 30 May 2014

Coconut Milk Vegetable Biryani/Thengai Paal Vegetable Biryani

“Biryani” is all time favourite among all the age groups starting from kids to adults. When we hear the word biryani it always rings thousand bells in our ears, this happens especially when you are hungry. I guess all of you will surely agree with me. I am a great fan of biryani, this coconut milk biryani is my little girls favourite. It is very flavourful and delightful one pot meal which will surely make everyone happy in your house, do try it friends and let me know. Do check out other vegetarianbiryani & pulav varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thengai Paal Vegetable Biryani with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kuska Biryani/Plain Biryani [Without any vegetables or meat]

Today I am going to share with you all a very simple and quick Kuska biryani. This is a plain biryani without any vegetables or meat, yet very flavourful and delectable. This kuska biryani was a special request from my readers for quite some time. So friends without much introduction I am moving on to the aromatic kuska biryani. Check out other delicious Vegetarian Rice varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kuska Biryani with step by step photos….

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Pudina Rice/Mint Rice

Hello friends,

Today I am posting a very simple, healthy and quick lunch box recipe – Mint rice/Pudina rice. Clean the mint leaves the previous night and keep it in the refrigerator and in the morning you can finish off this rice in no time and pack a healthy lunch for your kids, husband or even for yourself.
Here’s how to make Pudina Rice/Mint Rice with step by step photos….


Monday, 13 January 2014

Paal Pongal/Milk Pongal/Vellai Pongal – Pongal Special 2014 – All about Bhogi Pongal

Wishing you all a Very Happy Bhogi Pongal, Thai Pongal , Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. Iniya Uzhavar Thirunaal Vaazhthukkal

Bhogi festival is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, “the God of Clouds and Rains”. Lord Indra is worshipped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty of prosperity to the land. It is also widely believed that Bhogi Pongal is the Indra Vizha festival observed during the Chola period. The first day of Pongal [Harvest festival] is the Bhogi Pongal is celebrated on the last day of the month of Margazhi.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Soya Chunks Biryani/Meal Maker Biryani

Soya chunks/Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) are defatted (fat removed) soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil (Wikipedia). Soya chunks are excellent meat substitutes, cooks quickly with protein content equal to that of meat. The soya chunks were invented by agricultural commodities and food processing company in the 1960’s.  They come in many forms like regular chunks, mini chunks or also as granules and can be used in different ways. Soya chunks are excellent source of protein which helps in body building, cell repair, building immunity and muscle growth. About 3.5 ounce of soya chunks contains 54 gms of protein. Soya chunks have high concentration of calcium and iron. Studies also show that soya chunks help in lowering cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure and helps in weight loss and many more. Having said so many things about soya chunks, now let us see how to make this simple, flavourful and delicious Soya Chunks Biryani in Pressure cooker.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Biryani with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Thengai Sadam/Coconut Rice - South Indian Special

Coconut rice/Thengai sadam is a very popular, common and authentic rice variety of South India. Thengai sadam is a delectable and flavorful rice prepared with freshly grated coconut, along with red and green chillies. Thengai sadam is perfect lunch box item which can be prepared in no time in the morning rush. Not only an lunch box item it is also one of the important rice varieties prepared during Valai kappu (Baby Shower) in South India. I have already posted lemonrice, bisebelabath, curd rice, tomato rice in Valaikappu menu and will be updating with other rice varieties in my future post.

Here’s how to Coconut rice/Thengai Sadam with step by step photos…

Friday, 23 August 2013

Rice Kanji – Special Kanji Made for Amman

Friends, I will not be in town for another 5 days, I am taking a short break, will be missing you all. Before going on break, I wanted to post my favourite and delicious “Rice Kanji” which I prepared for amman and sharing it with you all. Om Shakthi…

There are different types of rice kanji prepared in South India like the roasted rice kanji, rice kanji with vegetables, rice kanji made with brown rice and so on. But this is a very special “Rice Kanji – Prepared for Amman” as neivedhyam in Nagapattinam and nearby districts.  This rice kanji is prepared in large scale instead of kezhvaragu koozh and distributed to everyone after the special prayers are done to amman. Along with this kanji the other neivedhyams prepared for amman are paanagam, neermor, maavilagu, thullu maavu etc. Since my parents are from Nagapattinam and Thanjavore we follow the same tradition of preparing rice kanji during the month of Aadi and offer it to amman and do the special prayers. I had mentioned about this rice kanji in few of my earlier post, but it is time for me to post this recipe as well. I will very soon be posting other types of kanji in my future post. For now...

Here’s how to make Rice Kanji  with step by step photos…

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Chickpea Biryani/Kondakadali Biryani/Chana Biryani –Quick & Easy in Pressure Cooker

We make different kinds of vegetarian biryani, this is yet another biryani with chickpeas, a very healthy and flavourful biryani. Chickpeas are very versatile legumes that have nutty and a buttery taste. When combined with all the masalas and cooked with rice, it makes a perfect protein packed meal for us. This also serves a healthy lunch box recipe. Do try it out guys you will surely love it.

Here’s how to make Chickpea Biryani with step by step photos…

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Mexican Rice/Spanish Rice

I am very fond of Mexican food, may be because it is spicy and hot like the South Indian food. Living outside India I have got wonderful opportunities to try different cuisines in these past 10 years. Whenever I get a choice of cuisines, my first choice will be Mexican followed by Thai food, and then Italian.

Spanish rice is also known as Mexican rice is a very common side dish in Northern Mexico. In Mexico this rice dish is referred to as “Arroz” which translates to “rice”. In Northern Mexico the rice is cooked with chicken broth, tomato, onion and garlic, it is the Mexican way to flavor the rice. So the “Mexican Rice” is nothing but the rice is cooked in the Mexican style.  Today I made Mexican rice and Chicken Fajitas for lunch and chicken fajitas is coming up in my next post.

Here’s how to make Mexican/Spanish rice with step by step photos…

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