Broccoli Casserole – Flavors of Southern Cooking!

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Broccoli-Green Beans Casserole: Another important dish, that is close to heart. No one could turn this down, after a hard day’s work. Speaking of work’…I mean real physical activity, okay. In this new age of information world…work is something that is confined to cushioned chairs, driving to destinations, or even making a phone call for [...]

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Kala Urid Dhall Khichdi – Classic Rice and Lentils Dinner!

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Karuppu Ulundhu Saadham: Did I ever tell you this, Khichdi is one of the first idea, that comes to my mind on a hectic day! Yes, you are absolutely right…quite easy to fix and one can never ruin it! Variations sprung over time, with active experimenting with this comfort meal! I could claim this as [...]

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Coconut Milk Infused Vegetable Biriyani – Eat Till Your Heart’s Content:)

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Thengai Paal Sertha Kaikari Biriyani: Ingredients: Short Grain Rice 2 cupsMixed vegetables 1 bowl fullCoconut milk(thin) 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnions 1 slicedTomatoes 2 choppedSaltChili powderMint leaves 1 fistfulCilantro few leavesGhee 1 cup. Spices: Cloves 3Cinnamon 2 sticksCardamom 6 crushedBay leaves 3 crumbledStar anise 2Black cardamom 1Rose petal few(dried)Birinji flower 1Saffron few strands – tapped [...]

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Peas Pilav – Super Quick…Rescues your Day!

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Peas Pilaf: If you have high demanding work schedule and still wanna be on the track’(that is eating healthy meals, without getting carried away from those highway junks!). Probably we should thank the Internet world for keeping us all well-motivated to cook and clean, (everyday or few days a week) hehe:) No, jokes apart’ whenever [...]

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Beet Root Biriyani – Vegetarian’s Paradise

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Beet Root Pilaf: For Biriyani: Beet roots 4 large choppedCloves 3Cinnamon 2Cardamon pods 3Bay leaves 2Black cardamom 1-2Star anise 1Basmati rice / Short Grained Rice 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnion 1 slicedTomato 1 large choppedGarlic 2 cloves made into pasteGinger 2″ size peeled and made into pasteMint leaves 1 fistfulCoriander leaves alone fewLemon juice from [...]

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Yakhini Biriyani / Shahi Mutton Kofta Biriyani – Hearty Literally

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Mughalai Moti Biriyani If I know my future precisely, I would prefer to have Biriyani as my last meal! I mean, its just an expression to say…how much I enjoy a particular dish! Maybe because, it was my first experiment recipe in the kitchen, at the age of 17…incidentally on a Ramzaan day:) I was [...]

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Vankozhi Biriyani / Turkey Biriyani – Simply The Best!

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Ingredients: For Meat Marination: Turkey 2-4 large piecesGinger-garlic paste 1 spoon(freshly prepared)Green chili 2 mincedScallion 1 gratedCountry Tomato 1 gratedMint 6-8 leaves bruisedCilantro leaves bruised fewLemon 1 fruit freshly squeezedRock SaltChili Powder 1/4 spoonYogurts 1/4 cup. For Biriyani: Long Grained Rice 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnions 1 slicedTomatoes 2 choppedSaltChili powder (optional…its not used generally)Mint [...]

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Perumal Kovil Elimicham Pazha Saadham / Temple Lemon Rice

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Perumal Kovil Elimichapazham Saadham Ingredients: Basmati rice 1 cup/raw riceFresh lemon juice 1 tablespoonSalt to tasteTurmeric 1/4 spoonGreen chilies 6 choppedGinger 2″ gratedChana-urid dal 2-4 spoonPeanuts 1 fistfulMustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewSesame oil few spoons. Method: Cook rice with enough salt in it. Spread the same in a wide [...]

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Brinjal Biriyani / Aubergine Pilaf / Eggplants in Hearty Masala Rice

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Eggplants Biriyani: For Biriyani: Brinjal/eggplants – slit twice, cut the stalkCloves 3Cinnamon 2Cardamon pods 3Bay leaves 2Maratti mokku 2Star anise 1Basmati rice / Short Grained Rice 2 cupsGreen chilies 6 slittedOnion 1 slicedTomato 1 large choppedGarlic 2 cloves made into pasteGinger 2″ size peeled and made into pasteMint leaves 1 fistfulCoriander leaves alone fewLemon juice [...]

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Cauliflower – Brown Rice Layer Biriyani / Cauliflower Biriyani

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Cauliflower Biriyani: I have never made those hearty-healthy vegetable biriyani before. And using brown basmati in cooking is challenge to me. Finally, I made a choice to give it a shot. Made this pretty looking 7-9 tier (layers) biriyani, however with this deep color…its hard to differentiate! You know, this method is bit time consuming, [...]

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