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Kovil Puliyodharai – Temple Style Tamarind Rice Recipe


Puliyodharai is a South Indian rice preparation, a mainstay in most Indian festival luncheons and dinners. It is also offered as prasadams in temples.  Prasadam (a Sanskrit word) is food that has first been offered to God prepared by the temple priests in the temple Madapalli (Temple kitchen). Thiru madapalli is traditionally the kitchen in . . . → Read More: Kovil Puliyodharai – Temple Style Tamarind Rice Recipe

Kaikari Biryani Recipe – Chettinad Vegetable Biryani


Biryani happens to be one of my favourite dishes and can have it at any time of the day! I love to try new biryani recipes whenever I visit Indian restaurants and recently happened to taste a Chettinad speciality at Anjappar and was quite impressed!  I wanted to try something similar at home and . . . → Read More: Kaikari Biryani Recipe – Chettinad Vegetable Biryani

Sakkarai Pongal

Traditional South Indian sweet rice porridge prepared during the harvest festival called Pongal / Sankranthi. In villages freshly harvested rice is cooked with jaggery and dal in clay earthenware pots and offered to God along with vegetables, lentils, sugarcane and fruits. This is also prepared as neivedyam or prasadam during other auspicious occasions and festivals.

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Ven Pongal

Ven Pongal is one of the breakfast item from South India, mainly popular in Tamil Nadu, prepared during Pongal Festival and also served as a special dish on auspicious occasions like wedding ceremonies. Fresh curry leaves and Ghee is a must for this dish.

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Tomato pulao

Tomato pulao is good when it is served hot.I learned this recipie from my mother and this is my sister’s favourite dish and i too love it. . . . → Read More: Tomato pulao

Work Lunch Box 2 – Tawa Pulao


Tawa Pulao is a simple rice preparation  made over a hot tawa with rice smothered in butter, mixed vegetable and Pav bhaji masala, also a popular Mumbai street food. Well, I’ve never been to Mumbai nor tasted this dish but was inspired to try after watching Chef Sanjeev Kapoor making it.  Turn your leftover . . . → Read More: Work Lunch Box 2 – Tawa Pulao

Vegetable Brinji



Brinji, a special kind of rice dish which is very popular in TamilNadu,  made during weddings and special occasions.  Basically its a mixed vegetable pulao kind of dish…. where rice is cooked in thick coconut milk base with loads of veggies and  flavoured with special spices.

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Soya Chunks Vegetable Biryani


Just the usual vegetable biryani with the inclusion protein rich soy nuggets. Ah ha !! what a way to camouflage meat.  Not a great deal of taste for your taste buds nor appealing, that’s how they are and its ok to try once in while, specially if it good for you. For many its . . . → Read More: Soya Chunks Vegetable Biryani

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan Fried rice is a Chinese rice preparation made with hot and spicy schezwan chili paste. You can read all about that here…

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Yogurt Pulao

Are you looking for a simple effortless pulao recipe ?? Then you should try this yogurt/ curd pulao which is takes less time to prepare and goes perfectly well with any spicy gravy. Good for party menu and even makes a good recipe for lunch box.

Yogurt Pulav/ Yogurt mixed rice / Ghee pulav

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