Lunch Box Series : LBS#6

Today’s Lunch box had my favorite Rice item – Channa Pulao. Channa Pulav is something that we must have prepared some 101 times, still every time we eat it, tastes like the first time we having it. Amma got this recipe from a newspaper cutting. It was during this time, I became more interested in […]

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Spicy Chicken Biryani

I have been waiting to make some non -veg biryani for a long time. And I got the opportunity this weekend when hubby dear wanted me to make him Chicken Biryani. I asked Amma for a recipe and she said there are so many varieties, so which one I want. I said I want one […]

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Traditional Curd Rice

This simple curd rice is called by so many names – Perugamma or Daddojanum or Thayir Sadam (Tamil Nadu) or Bagala bath. Curd Rice is a must at our home, be it for lunch or for dinner. Even if its only one spoon you got to eat it. It is normally eaten towards the end […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#3

Today’s lunch box features my Athamma’s cooking. She is an enterprising lady who can quickly change ingredients based on their availability at hand. The result has always been outstanding. But one disadvantage I found was, we never can predict what she adds to the dish. Also, if I want to recreate the same thing, I […]

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Vegetable Biryani

Biriyanis in any form is great to have. Especially for a working woman like me, this is one easy dish to make and not think of side dishes and other extra items that we might normally have to prepare. Planning for a complete meal for the lunch is a big herculean task. Especially at home […]

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Andhra Pulihora, Tamarind Rice ~ Andhra Special!

Andhra Pulihora

Andhra Pulihora is a spicy tamarind based rice dish from Andhra Cuisine. While there are many ways of making this tangy tamarind rice from the South States, this version from Andhra uses spices specific to the state. This weekend we visited Tirumala in Tirupati. The town owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on […]

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Spicy Rice Maharashtrian Style – Masala Bhath

Weekends are always hectic. Planning to prepare something special for Sunday lunch is always interesting and exciting. Especially if I am trying new recipes, I am filled with apprehensive thoughts like ‘will this dish will be accepted by all and etc etc’. This time I wanted to try something Marathi and I adapted this recipe […]

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Nawabi Chicken Biryani

It was Sunday time and I wanted to cook something wonderful for my hubby dear. This took me down my memory lane…. I ended up dishing up this delicious Nawabi Biryani…This dish takes me back to my high school days when I used to eat meat. Amma used to make this especially for me as […]

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