Temple Style Kadambam Prasadam

Kadambam – Kadambam is one special naivedyam offered to Devi ammavaru on one of the 9 days of Dussehra festival. ‘Kadambam’, in Tamil, means an assortment of similar things or a melody of different things put together. Since this is a prasadam, this is onion and garlic free. This tastes like prasadam served at the…

Dadhyojanam | Temple Style Curd/Yogurt Rice | Perugannam

Dadhyojanam – Is nothing but curd rice. This is typically a temple style perugannam recipe. This is served in South Indian temples as prasadam. Dadhi means curd. Curd rice is made with softly cooked rice, milk and curd/yogurt. This is a staple food in a South Indian meal, it never ends without curd rice. Curd…

Shakaannam|Sakannam | Mixed Vegetable Rice | Shakambari Prasadam

Saakannam – is a Mixed Vegetable Rice made with lots of vegetables. Saakannam is made on one of the 9 days of Navratri/ Dasara . Amma (devi) will be decorated with only vegetables that day 🙏. This is also a perfect dish to make during Festivals because no onion or garlic is used in this rice…

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora/Prasadam Puliodarai

Prasadam Nuvvula Pulihora – This sweet and tangy flavored South Indian style rice recipe made with cooked rice, tamarind extract, little jaggery and sesame seed powder. Roasted sesame seed powder adds more flavor and nutrition to this rice. This is generally served as naivedyam/prasadam in temples, but can also be served for lunch boxes and…

Vegetable Biryani|Healthy Vegetable Biryani w/o Masalas

Healthy Vegetable Biryani – This healthy and quick aromatic vegetable biryani recipe can be done in just under 30 mins. This one pot biryani is very simple and easy to make with all your favorite veggies in it. Ideal meal for lunch or dinner. This also makes a great lunch box recipe in your busy…

Mexican Rice

This is an authentic Mexican Rice recipe from Mexican friend of mine. This flavorful red rice is a one pot meal and very easy and simple to make in just 20 mins. This recipe mainly depends on browning the rice and using the key ingredients, cumin powder and pepper, that gives it the authentic Mexican…

Methi/Fenugreek Paneer Rice

Methi Paneer Rice/Methi Paneer Pulao – Detailed recipe with step by step photos. This healthy, simple and flavorful rice is a “one pot” recipe, this can be made in a pressure cooker, electric rice cooker or Instant pot. This methi and paneer rice is enriched with many minerals, fiber, vitamin C and protein. Ideal recipe…

One Pot Pulagam/Andhra khichdi

Pulagam is a simple, healthy and delicious 30 minute one pot recipe made mainly in Andhra Pradesh. This is a good time for us to know this yummy recipe when no veggies are available or if you don’t have any vegetables. This recipe is made with rice and split yellow moong dal. Pulagam is served…

Mint Rice/Pudina Rice/Green Pulao

Mint Rice/Pudina Rice/Green Pulao is a fragrant, spicy and tasty rice which is made of mint leaves, cilantro, green chillies, fresh coconut, garlic and ginger garlic paste. Even though it is called mint rice, I use more of cilantro also for the great flavor. This is a simple yet crowd pleasing rice recipe which is…

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is a simple, flavorful, spicy one pot dish made with Basmati rice, tomatoes, veggies, and spices. This can be made in pressure cooker or electric rice cooker. I am showing this recipe using Instant Pot(IP). Water measurement may vary with each one. Total time for this recipe is 25-30 mins. Tomato rice can…

Garlic Pepper Rice

Garlic Rice is a simple and easy recipe you can make with left over rice. This is the first thing that me and my daughter can think of when we have left over rice at our house. This is my mother’s recipe. Enjoying this quick, yummy rice since childhood because of our love towards garlic….

Pongal

Pongal Recipe with step by step photos. Pongal is a very traditional breakfast in South India, Pongal is a Ghee Khichdi made with rice and moong dal (pesara pappu) cooked and seasoned. It takes just around 25-30 minutes to make. If you are short on time, pongal can be a good option on the lunch…

Cauliflower/Gobi rice

cauliflower fried rice | gobi rice recipe | gobi manchurian rice is a popular street food. Gobi rice recipe with detailed photos. An indo chinese recipe prepared by mixing cauliflower florets with spices then fry in oil and combined with cooked basmati rice and sauces. This is basically 2 recipes combined. These fried cauliflower florets can…

Dondakaya Rice|Tindora/Ivy Gourd Rice

This is also called Tindora rice. This one pot meal is very easy to make and ready in 20-30 mins. I am showing how to make tindora rice in an instant pot. But this can also be made in a pressure cooker or an electric rice cooker. I added Brinjals also along with tindora. It…