Vangi Bhaat (Spiced Eggplant Rice)

Today’s recipe essentially belongs to the southern part of India. Something I am not too used to, yet I have never been able to resist this dish since the time I have got introduced to it. The first time I had this dish was in Bangalore at a friend’s place. And I was completely blown… Continue reading Vangi Bhaat (Spiced Eggplant Rice)

Hyderabadi Qubooli Biryani (Chana Dal / Lentil Biryani)

When it comes to Biryani, I confess my knees go weak and my heart starts to pound! If it comes on the husband to impress me, he takes me out to a good restaurant and orders a biryani! Yes, that’s how much I love my biryani. And to top it all, Qubooli falls right under… Continue reading Hyderabadi Qubooli Biryani (Chana Dal / Lentil Biryani)

Curried Black-Eyed Pea Risotto (Vegan Recipe)

The first time I had risotto was at Jamie’s Italian and right from the name itself you would know how good was the quality of the dish in terms of aroma, texture and flavors. I find Risotto an interesting way to consume rice and veggies as one-pot meal cooked along with lots of cheese, wine and stock.… Continue reading Curried Black-Eyed Pea Risotto (Vegan Recipe)

Lamb Dum Biryani

The other evening I was quite busy with errands and I really did not have much time to spend in the kitchen. However I was mentally prepared during the day that I was going to prepare Lamb Biryani for dinner. This recipe is the most trusted one if you are running late and still you… Continue reading Lamb Dum Biryani

Lentils and Rice Bake topped with Gouda Cheese

DH got loads of Gouda cheese from his last trip to Amsterdam. Not only Gouda but also blue cheese, pesto flavored olive oil, grain mustard and tonnes of chorizo! The previous week was rather a “cheesy” week with both of us snacking heavily on cheese…DH usually loves to pair it up with his drinks. I… Continue reading Lentils and Rice Bake topped with Gouda Cheese

Methi Matar Pulao (Fenugreek Leaves and Green Pea Rice)

Pulao / pilaf is a rice dish commonly prepared in the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East. It is basically rice flavored with spices and veggies or meat. Pulao has many different variations, depending on the kind of spices and veggies being used in the recipe. I have been eating different variations of spiced rice… Continue reading Methi Matar Pulao (Fenugreek Leaves and Green Pea Rice)