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Rice / Podis recipes
10 Aug 15
Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe. Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern versio ....
01 Jan 1999
Bisi Bele Bhaat by Tarla Dalal
This traditional spicy rice dish from karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for ....
24 Mar 14
Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice by Tarla Dalal
Traditional south indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’! it is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi. You will be surprised to see the value-add ....
31 Jul 15
Chitrana Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Another popular traditional rice preparation from karnataka! this is one version of the recipe made using powdered spices. Alternatively, it can also be made by processing the ingredients into a gravy called gojju and then mixing it with cooked rice.
31 Jul 15
Chitranna Rice ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Yellu podi chithranna, flavoured with a special variety of malgapodi (chilli-based powder), is a raging contrast to the mild, lemon-flavoured variety of chithranna that is everyday fare in Karnataka.
12 Dec 14
Chutney Podi ( Thengai) by Tarla Dalal
This flavourful Chutney Podi is sure to make you gobble up an extra idli or two! Mixed with til oil, this Chutney Podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot idlis and dosas. When packing idlis in the lunch box or for a journey, you can coat them with a mixture of Chutney Podi and til oil to make su ....
31 May 15
Coconut Rice by Tarla Dalal
Rice preparations that highlight a single ingredient like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Raw Mango Rice or Coconut Rice are more popular in south India than pulaos. Each of these has a unique flavour, which sets it apart from other rice preparations. Here, in this delectable Coconut Rice recipe, you wil ....
27 Aug 15
Cooked Rice by Tarla Dalal
While rice is a popular staple all over Asia, it is all the more indispensable in South India where it forms the basis of the meal, especially during lunch time. Lunch, in a South Indian home, revolves around cooked rice served with a dollop of ghee and myriad vegetables and accompaniments like
18 Feb 15
Coriander Curd Rice by Tarla Dalal
A cold bowl of this rice works wonders on hot, humid afternoons. Steamed rice is mashed and mixed with curd into an almost puree like consistency. This is topped with a sizzling mustard seed tempering and a handful of chopped coriander for a healthy, yummy treat.
01 Jan 1999
Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Curd rice is close to every south indian’s heart, especially for the brahmins, who would not hesitate to admit that it is ambrosia for them. Serve a south indian a hearty meal, but he or she is unlikely to be appeased unless the meal is suitably concluded with curd rice, which has a soothing effect, ....
01 Jan 1999
Ellu Podi by Tarla Dalal
Peep into any south indian larder, and you are likely to find a good stock of ‘podis’ or dry spice-dal blends that can be served as side dishes or even mixed with rice and served, for a simple main course meal. Here is a healthy powder made with sesame seeds that can be mixed with rice and til oil a ....
19 Feb 15
Ghee Rice by Tarla Dalal
When you want the focus to be on the subzi, then this is the best choice for your main course. Soothing yet flavourful, the Ghee Rice combines beautifully with elaborate subzis and dals enhancing their appeal and giving them the attention they deserve. However, the best part about Ghee Rice is that ....
01 Jan 1999
Healthy Lemon Rice by Tarla Dalal
This dish is ideal for the summer. Keep in mind the fact that the lemon juice has to be added judiciously to suit your palate so that you do not end up with a "khatta" or bland rice. I enjoy this dish with rasam or just a bowl of salad. The lemon in the rice aids in the absorption of iron in your bo ....
20 Jul 15
Idli by Tarla Dalal
‘Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every south Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the preparation of Idli is an almost daily affair i ....
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