Tomato & Green Peas Masala Rice

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes   Ingredients Cooked and cooled Rice – 1 cup (ordinary or Basmati) Fresh Tomato – 1 big, chopped finely Onion – 1 medium, chopped finely Fresh Green peas – ½ cup Ginger and garlic paste – ½ tsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder…

Quick and Easy Methi Mutter Pulao with Paneer Capsicum Curry

Methi and Mutter are made for each other in the culinary world 😀 This pulao comes together in about 10 minutes flat if you have pre-cooked rice on hand. If you combine rice-cooking time, it takes an extra 10 mins. However, the flavor is just superb. The aroma of the methi combined with the sweetness…

Mixed Vegetable Rice with Mint – Cucumber Raita

This is an extremely easy and tasty dish – especially quick to put together if you have leftover steamed white Basmati rice (or even ordinary white rice) sitting in the fridge.  I had fresh cut vegetables and mint sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. The mint was particularly fresh and aromatic, so I…

Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Vegetables)

This is an authentic Karnataka dish – the name translating roughly into Hot Lentils Rice. It is a staple breakfast/lunch/sunday brunch item in all Kannada households. Being from Bangalore myself, I love this dish in no small measure and we frequently prepared this at home on sunday afternoons 🙂 The tamil version of this is…

Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Another hot steaming plate of comfort food during the rains! 🙂 Jeera rice is nothing but steamed Basmati white rice seasoned with Cumin. Dahi Bhindi Masala translated means Okra in spiced Yoghurt sauce. Jeera rice is a breeze to make, and the Dahi Bhindi Masala (although involves some effort) compliments the rice deliciously well.  Read on…