Posts Tagged ‘Rice’


Appalu (Rice Flour Delicacy)

Appalu are one Authentic dish in Andhra Cuisine which are famous for their soft texture and color and of course not overly sweet. This is an item the whole family can relish and forces you to make again… I bet!.


Black Cardamom (kali elaichi)

Black cardamom is originated from southern India. Black cardamom is an important ingredient of the Indian spice mixture Garam Masala. Black cardamom is also used in dal and rice dishes.


Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto is simple, delicious and easy to prepare recipe that can be served at any time. It can be served with any side of green vegetables.



Caramel-Pineapple Phirni

I love phirnis, but this time I wanted to make them with a twist using fresh pineapple chunks. I had some leftover fresh pineapple chunks and also home made caramel syrup, so I decided to combine both together to create this beautiful looking phirni, which is a rich and wonderful dessert. If you are a bit lazy or don’t prefer to make your own caramel syrup, you can definitely get a store bought one. This fruity rice phirni tastes amazing when they served chilled, but you can also enjoy them warm. Adding cream is completely optional.


Contest 2012 August

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

For August, I wanted to do a contest based around rice as the main ingredient. Here are the specific rules to follow: You can make any type of recipe (main dish, appetizer, dessert) using rice You must use at least two of the following ingredients – cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger View some of my Rice […]


Contest 2012 August Winners

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I was thrilled to receive so many entries last month, but of course that meant more time to review each and every one. It was hard, but I narrowed down the selection to five that I thought were best in completeness, originality, and presentation. I would like to thank everyone who participated. Congratulations to the […]



Contest October 2010

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I really enjoyed all the great recipe submissions last month. Thank you to all who participated. I will be keeping the same format this month where I will choose the top five and let you vote for the winner. The rules for October are the following: You may create any dessert with rice as the […]


Contest October 2010 Winners

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

It was great to see so many recipe entries this month. Once again, I had a tough time selecting the top five. Thank you everyone for participating. I’ve chosen the following as the top five entries. The contest is over now! The first place winner is Sireesha Darbha (Appalu – Rice Flour Delicacy) and the […]


Copo Rice Kebab

Recipe submitted by Anamika Sachdeva Copo Rice Kebab is a sweet delight made with rice and potato. It can be served as a snack or dessert. Enjoy it with friends and family. Ingredients: 250g Rice 3 Potatoes 2 Corns 100g Jaggery 3/4 cup Water 100g Coconut powder 2 table spoon Ghee 1 tea spoon Cardamom powder […]


Horchata Indian Style

Recipe submitted by Samahita Kabra The Mexican rice drink called Horchata has been adapted to Indian tastes. It is not only a refreshing drink but also very good for health. Ingredients: 1/2 cup long grain rice 2 inch cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 2 cups warm water 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 […]


Kadhi Pakoras

Kadhi is a very popular dish throughout India. Kadhi is a blend of yogurt and besan (gram flour) with besan pakoras. Kadhi is served with plain white rice.


Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer is an Indian rice pudding cooked with milk and sugar, flavored with nuts and saffron.


Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is a delicious south Indian dish. Lemon juice gives a very refreshing and tangy flavor to the rice.


Moong Dal With Spinach

Moong dal with spinach is very flavorful tasty and healthy dal. Traditionally served with plain rice and roti.


Narali Bhat (Sweet Coconut Rice)

Recipe submitted by Pradnya Honrao Narali Bhat is a traditional Maharastrian recipe cooked on Raksha bandhan. I was planning to cook it on Raksha Bandhan and at the same time I read about the contest. So I made it and now I am happy to share this recipe with you. Ingredients: 1 cup Basmati Rice 1 cup Fresh […]


Pal Kozhukattai

Pal Kozhukattai is a popular chettinad sweet dumpling made from rice flour. It’s typically prepared on special occasions on Ganesh chaturti. It is also known as milk modak. It can be prepared in many ways. Some recipes use jaggery instead of sugar & normal milk instead of coconut milk. Either way, it tastes delicious.


Poha (Flattened Rice)

This dish is a favorite for breakfast or as a light snack in different parts of India. Being raised in Bihar, my mother was very fond of Chudwey. She would often prepare this dish as a special snack for guests to be served with tea. I have grown up loving this recipe and thought I would share it with all of you.


Rajma Chawal (Kidney Bean Curry)

Rajma chawal (kidney beans with rice) is a great combination. This is a complete meal in it self.


Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

Rava Idli is a popular south Indian dish. The traditional way of making idlis would take 2 days of preparation time, however, this recipe is much quicker and easier and tastes just as great! Rava Idlis can be enjoyed as a snack or as a light meal.


Rice (Plain White)

There are many varieties of rice and everyone has their favorite. My favorite is Basmati rice; I like the aroma and texture of Basmati rice. Rice can be very plain or very colorful. Rice is easy to cook and can be served as a side dish or a main dish. Plain rice is served with lentils, dal, or a gravy-based dish.