Semiya Kichadi


Semiya Kichadi is a delectable upma kichadi made with rava/semolina and semiya/vermicelli with fresh ground coconut ginger paste. Sounds unique and unusual huh? But that coconut and ginger paste is the secret behind the deliciousness of this recipe. Check out how to prepare this semiya kichadi with step-wise pictures.

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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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Orzo Pasta with Tomato Basil Pesto and Olives


Are you looking for an easy-peasy pasta recipe? Here comes my Orzo pasta (wheat orzo) with tomato basil pesto and olives – A delicious semi-homemade pasta recipe with minimal ingredients. There are days when we want to cook something quick and come out of the kitchen. This Orzo pasta recipe is one of your best bet and today I am sharing the recipe that we usually like. Learn how to make this rice like orzo pasta with different condiments.

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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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Morappam | Kuzhi Paniyaaram

Do you love paniyaram/savory appe? Then here comes a must-to-try recipe. Morappam | Kuzhi Paniyaaram – Palakkad fame savory appe loaded with coconut and onion, prepared with the unique mix of rice, urad dal and channa dal batter. Even though this filling paniyaaram is a famous evening tiffin, you can fit this in your breakfast or lunch meal plan. Now let’s learn how to prepare the morappam batter from scratch and different variations. 

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Lemon Sevai | Lemon Flavored Instant Rice Vermicelli

Lemon sevai – vegan and gluten-free lemon flavored rice vermicelli recipe with instant store-bought sevai mix, and that’s what I am going to share today. This recipe is perfect for those days when the time is pressing or when you want a light yet delicious meal. You can prepare this sevai for any meal, be it breakfast, lunch, evening tiffin or dinner even. Now let’s learn how to make this elumichai sevai or lemon vermicelli with step by step pictures and some tips to get perfect sevai.

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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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