Paneer Biryani


The word “Biryani” has some magic in it. And I am going to some more magic to it by adding Paneer. Here is how I define my Paneer Biryani – A lip-smacking not-so-spicy biryani recipe with just paneer and of course with exotic Indian spices especially with a strong flavor of cinnamon. I am going to share how to make the paneer biryani in the pressure cooker and also few tips for preparing the perfect non-sticky and mushy biryani in the pressure cooker.

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No Onion No Garlic Kadamba Sambar Sadam


Kadamba Saadham / Kadamba Sadam – This no onion no garlic South Indian Delicacy is a perfect medley of vegetables, rice, lentil, spices and curry leaves. Yes, curry leaf is a significant ingredient, and that’s what differentiates this rice from its cousins like Bisibelebhaat and Sambar Saadam. Hop on to read how to make this delectable Kadamba Sambar Saadam in the pressure cooker with step by step photos.

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Kadale Manoli Rice | Ivygourd and Black Chickpea Rice

Veggies + legumes + rice always make a wonderful and a healthy combination. Today I am going to combine Ivygourd or Tindora and Black chickpeas to make this drool-worthy Mangalorean curry called – Kadale Manoli, and when you mix rice with that, you get Kadale Manoli Rice. It’s a Mangalorean delicacy prepared with ivy gourd and black chickpeas with fresh ground coconut masala. It’s a curry dish, but I mix it with rice and make it as variety rice. :-) Here comes the detailed Kadale Manole Rice recipe with step-wise picture collages!

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Kadarangai Saadam | Wild Lemon Rice

Every day I pack lunch for my family. I am happy and proud about that. But at times it gets daunting especially when you run out of ideas and recipes. Today I am going to share a keeper lunch box recipe with a seasonal veggie/fruit. It is the Kadarangai saadam or the wild-lemon rice. It is a flavored rice prepared with wild lemon juice and tempered with spices in coconut oil.

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UlavaCharu Vegetable Biryani | Horse Gram Biryani

India is known for its biryani varieties. Today I am going to share a signature recipe of Andhra/Telangana. It’s the Ulava Charu Vegetable Biryani – a traditional and authentic recipe prepared with cooked horse gram water, vegetables and of course with exotic biryani spices. The highlight of this dish is that we use tamarind instead of yogurt and tomato and also we use curry leaves for this Biryani. Interesting huh? Read further to learn the recipe with step-wise pictures.

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Ridgegourd Rice | Peerkangai Saadam

Ridgegourd Rice

The school season has already begun here in India, and it’s about to start in the USA and other countries soon. Packing kids lunch is always a challenging task. I shared a few kiddo’s favorite lunch box recipes last year, and here I am back with another set of kids friendly lunch box recipes. The first recipe that I am going to share is the Peerkangai Sadam/Ridgegourd rice. It’s a mild yet delicious rice with the veggie sneaked in.

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Saravana Bhavan Style Executive Thali | Variety Rice Thali

Saravana Bhavan Style Executive Thali

I went super easy with my third thali. Today I am presenting you the Saravana Bhavan style executive thali. A South Indian executive thali consists of all variety rice with one dessert and one dry curry. Usually, the dry curry will be potato curry, and the variety rice varies each time. I have already posted a similar combo for adi perukku. We usually prepare no onion no garlic kalanda sadam or variety rice for adi perukku. But today’s variety rice doesn’t have that restriction. :-)

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