Pineapple Fried Rice

¬†Summer is here and so are the pineapples. The peak season for pineapples are between March and July, when they are at their delicious best, though they are available all through the year. The pineapples we get here are the Dole variety, coming to us all the way from Hawaii. ¬†“The most-visited tourist attraction in…

Green Peas Pulao

Got back home after a beautiful road trip over the long weekend. It has been beautiful this weekend with lots of sunshine and outdoors. The rains had finally stopped. Getting back home and slowly falling into the routine meant, good food to start off with.Something quick and yummy to satiate your hunger pangs, with some…

VEGETABLE PULAO

VEGETABLE PULAO The weather is getting cold here and driving back from work yesterday,I’m dreaming of hot food that would just appear with the wave of a magic wand when I reach home.Its already dark at 4 pm and I join the millions driving back home dreaming of warm food while serpenting through the endless…

SPINACH RICE

SPINACH RICE Spinach is an edible green flowering plant which gained popularity since it is the only vegetable available in early spring,when the snow stops and birds begin to chirp.It is believed that it moved from Persia through Arab traders to India,where it is almost used on a daily basis.Slowly through trade ways it found…

ZUCCHINI RICE

Zucchini Rice Ingredients: Zucchini-2(medium size-shredded fine) Oil- 2 tbsp Butter- 1tbsp Cumin/Jeera seeds- 1 tsp Mustard-1 tsp Bay leaves -1-2 Basmathi Rice-2 cups(presoak for 10 minutes) Red chillies-4-6 Water- 4 cups Salt-to taste. Method: 1.Heat oil & butter in a thick bottomed vessel or pressure cooker,to this add the cumin/jeera & mustard seeds.Let them splutter…

MUSHROOM BIRYANI

Mushroom Biryani: Ingredients: Grind to a fine paste:- 1.Mint leaves- 1/2 cup 2.Cilantro/Coriander leaves-1/2 cup 3.Green chillies-4 4.Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp 5.Coriander powder- 1 tsp 6.Chilli powder-1 tsp Other ingredients:- 7.Big Onions-2 8.Tomatoes-2 9.Cardamom-5 10.Cloves-5 11.Cinnamon -1″ 12.Fennel seeds- 1 tsp 13.Bay leaves-2 14.Ghee-3 tbsp 15.Oil- 2tbsp 16.Basmathi Rice-2 1/2 cups 17.Mushroom- 2 cups. Method:…