Tawa Pulao

Spicy and full of veggies, Tawa Pulao is a popular street food from the city of Mumbai in India. It has rice cooked with vegetables, butter, pav bhaji masala and garnished with cilantro and fresh lemon juice. The addition of a chili-garlic paste made with Kashmiri red chilies gives it that bright color and also adds to flavor.

I have been to Mumbai a few times in my life and every time I go there, I feel like I am always eating. From vada pav, to pav...

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Lemon Rice

Easy Lemon Rice is a popular rice dish from South India.

This dish is tangy, crunchy and so flavorful. Pair with pickle or papadum for a delicious meal.

Sarvesh is a huge rice fan, he can eat it pretty much every day. While plain rice and dal is his absolute favorite, sometimes I like to change things up and make something...

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Matar Pulao (Peas Pulao)

Basmati Rice cooked with green peas and whole spices, this Matar Pulao pairs well with any curry, yogurt or dal.

It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

Indians love their rice, irrespective of which part of the country they belong to. If you are from India, chances are that you cannot do without eating rice at least once a week.

I am a slightly different Indian in this context. I...

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Curd Rice

Comforting Curd Rice is a popular dish from South India where soft cooked rice is mixed with yogurt and then tempered with spices.

The curd rice is easy on the stomach and tastes great with a side of pickle and papadum!

What is comfort food to you? For some it’s a bowl of noodles or mashed potatoes or chili.

For me it’s dal-chawal, which is basically nothing but rice...

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Tomato Rice

South Indian style Tomato Rice with lots of spices! This is favorite way to make tomato rice, it tastes so good with pickle and a side of yogurt! It’s also known as Thakkali Sadam in Tamil.

Rice is such an integral part of Indian cuisine. It’s literally eaten in every corner of the country.  I have shared quite a bit of Indian rice recipe on the blog but of course there is so much more that I have not...

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Mushroom Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Mushroom Cauliflower Fried “Rice”- this low carb fried rice recipe has tons of flavors and gets done in 15 minutes! Vegan.

I can’t believe I am sharing a keto recipe on the blog! I am the last person to follow any diets and trends, they are just not for me. And no I am not following keto but I have just been trying to eat better these days.

I have been hearing about cauliflower rice so much. I was intrigued from the day I...

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South Indian Coconut Rice

Simple and easy South Indian Coconut Rice. This vegan and gluten-free rice dish is ideal for those busy days when you want something quick on the table!

Making lunch or dinner can be challenging. It’s hard to come up with options! I know I am a food blogger but even then I have those days when I have no clue what to cook for dinner. Sometimes you are just tired of eating the same old stuff and sometimes you just don’t have the energy to cook. On those days, it helps if you have...

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Vegetarian Mexican Rice

Easy Vegetarian Mexican Rice – serve is as a side or as main dish with tacos, burritos & more. Vegan & gluten-free.

Also check out Instant Pot Mexican Rice!

The satisfaction that you get after gorging on your favorite food cannot be described in words, isn’t it? Just the day before I went out to eat my favorite chaat (Indian street food) and had plate full...

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Cauliflower Peas Pulao

Aromatic pulao/pilaf with spices, cauliflower and green peas. Making this pulao is a breeze if you already have some pre-cooked rice in your refrigerator. It’s full of flavors and vegan too.

I come from a country where rice is always on the table. The food in north India might be very different from the one in south, which again might be very different from the one in east but if there’s one thing that’s common – it’s rice. Throughout the country, you will find...

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Moong Dal Khichdi

Moong Dal Khichdi is a complete meal in itself. Made with rice and lentils, khichdi is healthy, wholesome and good for you! This recipe is also gluten-free. It can be made vegan by replacing the ghee with oil.

Serve this moong dal khichdi with a dollop of ghee on top and yogurt & pickle on the side!

Sometimes I share on this blog things that I couldn’t have even thought of sharing when I first started the blog....

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Afghani Pulao

Disclaimer: I always like to write a little disclaimer when I post traditional recipes (other than Indian of course!). My love for cooking motivates me to try different types of cuisines in the world, but I obviously cannot comment about how authentic the recipes are.

Whatever I know is through books and internet but what I can tell you is that this recipe of Afghani Pulao was delicious and I am so happy to be sharing it with you guys! I love Afghan cuisine, it’s one my absolute favorites and one of the most...

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Aloo Matar Tehri – Spicy Potato Peas Pilaf

This dish brings back so many memories. Aloo matar tehri is a kind of vegetable pilaf especially popular in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) in India. Even though I grew up in and around Delhi, my origins are from UP and so this was something mom would often make for dinner when she was not in the mood to make dal and roti. I was not the biggest tehri fan around but that has to do with the fact that I’m not a big fan of rice in general but even then I enjoyed this dish whenever mom made it. It’s funny how you start missing these...

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