Palak / Spinach pulao.

Spinach has lot of vitamins and minerals which helps us to fight against many diseases. It also defends your body from other things that can hurt you, like toxins. I got 5 bundles of palak. Thought of trying pulao for lunchbox. This recipe is very simple. You can have this with any raita or tomato…

Rasam sadam/ Rasam rice.

One pot meal Rasam is an unavoidable appetizer for every Southindian family. Rasam is tangy, spicy soup like gravy made with tamarind, tomatoes, and some spices which we are consuming with rice or we can drink as it is. There are different varieties of rasam we can make. Today I am giving you an one…

Sakkarai pongal or sweet pongal.

Being Makara sankrathi / pongal today i made sweet pongal or Sakkarai pongal/ chakkarai pongal. Sweet pongal is made with raw rice, moong daal, jaggery, ghee, milk , cashewnuts, and some raisins. It is traditionaly made in venkalam or bronze pot. Since i didnt have the bronze vessels here in Bahrain i used my pressure…

Ulundu sadam or urad daal rice.

Ulundu means urad daal . In Southern part of Kerala this varitey rice is popular. I learnt this from my amma. Its one of the tasty ,easy rice for lunch box . We need not make any side dish for this. Let us see how to make this. Preparation time 30 minutes. Soaking time 30…

Mushroom fried rice.

Mushroom fried rice is very easy to make lunch box dish with very few ingredient. We can have this with any raita or manchurian. Let us see how to make this fried rice. Preparationtime approx 20 minutes. Ingredients. 1 cup long basmati rice. 200 gram mushrooms. 1 chopped onion or 1/2 cup 2 or 3…

Cauliflower rice Pulao

The Cauliflower is a vegetable of choice if you’re on diet. Cauliflower is low in carbs and can replace potatoes, rice and pasta. It can be eaten both raw and cooked for different benefits. We have to make Cauliflower rice first and use this as a base for the dishes. Today i am giving you…

Bisi bele bath.

Bisi bele bath huli anna is one of the traditional cuisine of Karnataka. In kannada bisi menas hot ,bele means daal, huli means tamarind, anna means rice. Bisi bele bath is a mix of rice ,daal and spices . In traditional bisi bele bath shallots are not used. Today i have added few shallots. Bisi…

Bisi bele bath powder or Bisibele huli anna powder

Bisible bath is a popular rice dish from Karnataka. Today i am giving the traditional method of making masala powder to make bisibele bath.I learnt this recipe from one of my neighbour from Bangalore in 1980’s.  This powder is a  a blend of few spices. Once you make this and store ,it is easy to…

Bulgar wheat pilaf

Bulgar wheat is a staple food of Turkey. We can make different varities of food with bulgar wheat, even we can cook this and add to salads also. Bulgar wheat  is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked. Bulgar wheat is packed with vitamins. fiber and protein. When I visited Tukey…

vangi bath or Brinjal rice.

Vangi bath is a very popular dish from Karnataka. Its a mix of brinjal, rice and some spices. we can powder the spices and store it. Then with in 15 minutes we can make this dish. There is no need of any side dish for this. Vangi bath is one of the good lunchbox dish….

Lemon rice.

Lemon rice is one of the popular varaiety rice from South india. It is offered as prasadam in many temples in Tamil Nadu. Lemon rice is very easy to make with very few ingredients and good option for lunch box. I used sona masoori rice to make this. We can use raw rice or basmati…

Puliyodharai or tamarind rice.

This is one of the traditional  tamil brahmin style rice. Tamarind rice is very easy once we pre cooked the pulikachal or spiced tamarind paste. There are different methods of making this paste. Today i am going to tell you one of the methid of  making this rice. Let us see how to make this….