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Category Archive: Rice Varieties

Egg Fried Rice

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    I admit with reluctance, Summer is gone….and Autumn is here! A couple of weeks ago, the trees around were still bright and green under the beaming warmth of the sun. And… Continue reading

Mamidikaya Pulihora – Mango Rice

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  Just like ‘New Year’s Day’ is celebrated all across the world as per the Gregorian Calendar, ‘Ugadi‘ is celebrated as the ‘Telugu New Year’ in my native state of Andhra-Pradesh in India.… Continue reading

Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding

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  Across different cultures and religions around the world, a prayer before we eat is the most perfect way to begin a satisfying meal. Likewise, in Hindu culture, offering food to God before… Continue reading

Chinthapandu Pulihora – Tamarind Rice

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  ‘Tamarind Rice’ or ‘Chinthapandu Pulihora’ – ‘Chinthapandu’ refers to ‘Tamarind’, ‘Pulihora’ refers to ‘Sour Rice’ is one of the most common festive foods prepared for a number of festivals especially in South… Continue reading

Pudina (Mint) Pulao

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      Pudina (Mint) is one of those herbs that adds a fresh and aromatic flavor to any dish it is a part of. And if the dish itself revolves around ‘Pudina’… Continue reading

Nimmakaya Pulihora/Chitrannam/Lemon Rice

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    Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Recipe:   – Lemon juice – 1/4 cup or equivalent to 2 lemons – Rice – 2 cups – Peanuts – 1/2 cup – Urad… Continue reading

Tomato Bath/Tomato Rice

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    Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 35 mins Serves: 4   Recipe   – Sona Masoori rice – 2 cups – Tomatoes – 2 large or 3 medium sized – Aloo/Potatoes… Continue reading

Daddojanam/Tempered Curd Rice

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Recipe:   Rice – 1n1/2 cups Yogurt/Curd – 2n1/2 cups Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 2 tsps Curry leaves – about 2 sticks Dry red… Continue reading

Vegetable Pulav

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Prep + Cooking time: 45 to 50 mins Recipe: – Basmati Rice – 2 n 1/2 cups                 – Ginger garlic paste – 3/4th tsp – Onions -1                                           – Turmeric powder – 1 tsp – Green… Continue reading