Milk Pongal
Jul05

Milk Pongal

Ingredients • New rice – 1 cup • Salt (powdered) – ½ tsp. • Milk – 10 cups Preparation 1. Boil milk in a heavy bronze vessel. 2. When it starts boiling reduces the flame and add washed rice. (Do not soak). 3. Keep stirring constantly in medium flame till rice is cooked soft. (Keep one or two cups of hot milk separately). 4. If the pongal thickens before the rice becomes soft, add hot milk and continue cooking. 5....

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Masala Bhath – 1
Jul04

Masala Bhath – 1

Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Potatoes – 2 or 3 • Ivy gaurd – 15-20 • Red chili powder – ½ tsp. • Ginger paste – ¼ tsp. • Turmeric powder – ¾ tsp. • Coriander leaves – ¼ bunch • Salt – as required • Oil and Ghee – enough for frying • Broken cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Coconut extract – 2 cups Grind Together: • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece • Cloves – 2 • Grated...

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Coconut Rice
Jul03

Coconut Rice

Ingredients • Rice (Sona masoori or Basmati) (uncooked) – 1 cup • Coconut (grated) – 1 ½ cup • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp • Urad dal – ½ tsp • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp • Chana dal (kadalai paruppu) – 1 ½ tsp • Peanuts – 2 tsp • Cashew nuts – 10 – 12 • Red chilies – 3 (broken) • Green Chilies (Slit length-wise) – 3 • Curry leaves – 1 or 2 sprigs • Hing – a pinch • Coriander leaves...

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Rice with Ginger-Seasoned Yogurt
Feb03

Rice with Ginger-Seasoned Yogurt

  This dish is centuries old and is mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts. It is nutritious and easy to digest. It is served at room temperature or slightly chilled and is good selection on a light summer luncheon menu with any vegetable or salad. It is also good on a dinner menu, because the rice can be cooked and cooled or chilled before hand and finally assembled at the last moment.   Preparation time (after assembling...

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Corn Pulav
Dec27

Corn Pulav

  Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Corncobs – 3 • Bay leaf – 1 • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick • Black cardamoms – 2 • Cloves – 3 • Cashew nuts – 10 to 12 • Saffron – a pinch dissolved in one tbsp warm milk • Ghee – for frying • Salt – as required Grind Together: • Ginger – ½ inch piece • Turmeric...

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Khova Bhath
Nov04

Khova Bhath

  Ingredients• Basmati rice – 250 gms(1 heaped cup)• Powdered sugar -150 gms ( ¾ cup)• Plain khova – 75 gms• Raisins – 1 Tbsp• Cashew nuts – 1 ½ tbsp• Almonds – 1 tbsp• Saffron – a pinch• Rose water – 1 tbsp• Pure ghee – 2 tbspPreparation1. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.2. Cook in enough water till soft. Drain water and...

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