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Lemon Rice – Dinner in Seven Minutes!

17 Feb

Lemon Rice - Lime Rice

Have boiled rice in your fridge ? Congratulations – you can have your dinner ready in seven minutes flat, with this lemon rice recipe. Tangy, tasty, superquick – it’s a blessing on days when there is just no time to cook.

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Lauki Paratha: Bottle Gourd Flatbread

11 Feb

Lauki Paratha - Bottle Gourd Paratha

Bottle gourd decks up in style in lauki paratha, balancing its natural simplicity with a host of heftier flavors. When grated and kneaded into dough, this unassuming gourd lends its feel and texture to the paratha without making its presence stand out.

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Brown Rice with Basil Walnut Pesto

11 Sep

Basil Walnut Pesto Rice

Lightly fried brown rice with basil walnut pesto made fresh at home. A filling and nutritious one-pot meal.

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Peanut Sesame Rice: 3-Ingredient Podi Rice

16 Aug

Peanut Sesame Rice

The southern states of India excel in the art of making various types of podi: literally ‘powder’, the word is used to describe ground dry spice blends. One really smart use of podi is as a ready-to-eat mix for plain boiled rice. Within seconds, a swirl of podi transforms plain boiled rice  into a fancy one-pot meal. The traditional podis I’m familiar with use a legume such as toor dal or chana dal as the base; this very simple 3-ingredient podi uses peanuts instead.  On days when there’s no time to cook a set meal of rice-dal-curry, this podi-based peanut sesame rice is a lifesaver.

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Methi Moongphali Chawal: Fenugreek Peanut Rice

8 Jul

Methi Moongphali Rice

A nutritious one-pot meal in which fenugreek leaves, peanuts and ghee add their charm to rice. Methi moongphali chawal is just the answer for you if you *want* to consume fenugreek for its health-giving properties but find its – shall we say, potent – taste unpalatable.

This recipe is really quick to put together if you have the boiled ingredients and the spice base – methi chutney – ready beforehand. Do as I do – make a big batch of methi chutney, use it as side dish on Day 1 and in fenugreek peanut rice on Day 2. Ek panth do kaaj.

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Bell Pepper Rice: Prettiness on a Plate!

13 May

Colorful Rice with Bell Peppers

This colorful bell pepper rice is really quick to put together, especially if you have plain boiled rice made ahead.

I have broadly followed Divine Taste’s stir fried brown rice recipe for it – I used no onion or garlic and loved the touch of almonds.

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