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Donne Chicken Biryani

Ever since we moved to Bangalore, I have been hearing a lot about Donne Biryani. On digging further, I came to know the reason behind the name Donne. The bowls/plates made from Areca nut Palm …

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Zafrani Pulao/ Kesar Pulao/ Saffron Rice

Zafrani Pulao, as the name suggests has saffron as a key ingredient. The saffron strands imparts colour and it’s unique flavour to the rice dish. The addition of the roasted dry fruits brings more richness …

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Lamb/Mutton Pulao

  Mutton Pulao is a one pot dish, which is a delicacy in many households, especially during festivals. Unlike Biryani, which is prepared by layering rice and meat, Pulao is prepared by mixing rice and …

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Crab Risotto

The dilemma I face when it comes to cooking food, is to strike a balance between the liking of my boys. While J is fond of Indian food, preferably authentic Kerala cuisine, D is a stark contrast. So the deal I struck between them is to cook the food of their choice on alternate days πŸ™‚ Lately as J has to do a lot of travelling, I try my experiments with other cuisine while he’s away. My latest experiment was making Risotto. Risotto is an Italian dish in which rice is cooked in stock to a creamy consistency. After going…

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Thalassery Biryani

Thalassery Biryani, also known as Malabar Biryani, is a very popular Biryani dish of Kerala. This takes its name from the place Thalassery, a coastal town in Kannur district in Kerala. In Thalassery Biryani, the rice used is Jeeraka shaala(Seeraga samba/Jeera Rice), a short-grained fragrant rice. One can find a lot of variations in preparing Thalassery Biryani. This is a recipe I found at Resna’s tasty home some time back and has been following the same, with some minor tweaks. You could use mutton/lamb in place of Chicken.

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Thai Fried Rice

D is a bit hesitant when it comes to eating Rice. Being a Mom, one needs to think of tricks to get your child to eat, right? Though there are options like Tomato Rice, Coconut rice etc, he’s not particularly fond of them. Next option??? Go International πŸ˜› Yesterday was one such day, where I had to find a way to present the leftover Rice in a new way. As I was preparing Thai Style Stuffed Squid, I decided to prepare Thai Fried Rice. I love this recipe because it’s very easy to prepare. In this recipe, I have used…

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Kachchi Gosht Biryani

Those who have been following this blog regularly, would be well aware of my penchant for Biryani. I have tried out quite a few variations. However, one style I was always apprehensive of preparing was the Kachchi Gosht Biryani. In this preparation, the meat is marinated, preferably overnight, and then cooked on Dum along with 3/4th cooked rice. My concern was whether the meat and rice would be rightly cooked. This time, I decided to put my apprehensions aside and give it a go. What I liked about the recipe was its simplicity of preparation. The only time consuming activity…

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Ambur Dum Biryani

Though I had read about Ambur Biryani, I got to taste it for the first time during our stay in Chennai. The mojro differences I saw in this Biryani from the usual ones were, the colour and the short grain rice. On reserching, I found out that the short grained rice used in the Biryani is Seeraga Saa

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Thalappakatti Biriyani

Having tried Biryanis from different outlets in Chennai, the one we got hooked on to was the Thalappakatti Biryani. In case you are wondering what it is, let me explain. The Thalappakatti Biriyani Hotel’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1957. Founded by Mr. Nagasamy Naidu under the name Anan

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Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is one of the easiest rice recipes. This is an ideal option for those looking for a variety in their rice dish. It is also a great way to use up your leftover rice and present it in a tastier way. πŸ™‚

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Kofta Biryani

If you are looking for a variety in Biryani, you have come to the right place. Kofta Biryani is something that fits the bill perfectly for a sumptuous one pot meal I got the recipe from Vahrevah. However I tweaked the recipe a bit to suits my likings Kofta Biryani Source: _Vahrewah

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Spicy Prawn Biryani

Last week when I got some prawns, D said, ” You know what I like (which is stir fried prawns). But if you want to try out something new, make it spicy.” I was quite pleased with the statement as I really wanted to something new, which was easy to prepare. Now the challenge was to find the right reci

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Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

My quest for a distinctly different type of Vegetable Biryani took me to the doorstep of Sify.com, at their recipe of Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani. Here’s the recipe. Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani Source :Sify.com

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Kale Moti Biryani (Bengal Gram Biryani)

Yesterday I was in a mood to try out something new and so I started flipping through my diary in search of some interesting long lost recipes. That was when I came across the recipe of Kale MotiBiryani, written down in my diary long back. Though I am not a great fan of Bengal gram, I decided to try

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Vegetable Biryani – II

Here I am, back after spending an awesome two weeks in Dubai. Though I had plans to try out some new dishes during the trip, cooking took a back seat when I realised that I had too many places to visit and too many friends to catch up with. :-P. The first meal I made after returning was Vegetable Bi

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Fish Pulao

Fish Pulao is a very simple preparation. I had taken down this recipe from a cookery show some years back. Use any fresh firm-fleshed fish like pomfret, seer fish etc to prepare this Pulao. Frozen fish can also be used but wont be as tasty. Fish Pulao

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Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice is a nice way to put some thing on the table when I feel plain lazy, especially on aSundaymorning. It is anextremely easy to make dish and can see me through the day. You can eat it plain, but a spoon of prawn pickle would get its taste over the roof. πŸ™‚ Tomato Rice

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Hara Masala Biryani

The Hara Masala Biryani recipe I am presenting here is an original creation of mine, a result of my experimentation. I just called it Hara Masala Biryani because the masala used to prepare the Biryani is green in colour. If there is a Biryani by the same name, I am not sure whether it would taste th

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