Buttered Steamed rice
Mar11

Buttered Steamed rice

  Though rice is generally steamed in a tightly closed pan over direct heat, in this recipe I recommend a “double-steamed” procedure. Measure rice and water rest in a closed pan which rests in a larger steamer pan. Steam surrounds the entire closed rice pan, producing very soft, evenly cooked rice with well- separated, unsplit grains.   My spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, was expert in all kitchen matters and...

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Cracked Black Pepper Rice
Mar08

Cracked Black Pepper Rice

    This zesty side dish is particularly pleasing in a large, full-course meal with two or more varieties of rice. It is served at room temperature, sometimes chilled, but it always retains pungent warmth from its substantial quantity of cracked black pepper. The rice is best cooked aldente, so that the grains are not soft but remain just firm to the bite.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 5 minutes...

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Orange Pulav

  Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Ripe oranges (Loose jacketed) – 3 • Seedless green grapes – ¼ cup • Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Grated fresh coconut – ¼ cup • Cardamoms – 2 • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece • Bay leaf – 1 • Orange red color – a pinch • Green chilies – 4 or 5 • Ghee or oil – 3 tbsp...

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Tomato Cheese Rice
Feb18

Tomato Cheese Rice

  Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Ripe, red tomatoes – 5 or 6 (big) • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp • Grated cheese – 2 tbsp • Kashmiri chili powder – 1 tsp • Salt – as required • Ghee – 1 tbsp • Oil – 2 tbsp For Garnishing • Finely cut mint leaves – 1 tbsp • Finely cut coriander leaves – 1 tbsp • Fried Cashew...

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Vangi Bhath – II
Feb15

Vangi Bhath – II

  Ingredients • Long variety rice – 1 cup • Tender brinjals – ¼ kilo • Green chilies – 3 • Tomatoes – 3 or 4 • Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp • Salt – as required • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp. • Curry leaves – few Grind Together: • Red chilies – 6 • Cloves – 2 • Cinnamon – small piece • Ginger –...

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Tomato Fried Rice
Feb15

Tomato Fried Rice

  Ingredients: • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Tomatoes – 2 large • Coconut extract – 1 cup • Water – 1 cup • Cashew nuts – 10 or 12 • Diced carrots – ¼ cup • Shelled peas – ¼ cup • Oil – 2 ½ tbsp • Cardamom, cinnamon and cloves – few • Salt – as required Grind Together: • Green chilies – 3 •...

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