Hyderabadi Biriyani
Feb22

Hyderabadi Biriyani

Ingredients • Basmati rice – 1 cup • Fresh thick curds – 1 cup • Water – 1 cup • Mixed diced vegetables – 2 cups(Potatoes, carrots, peas, turnip etc) • Oil – 2 ½ tbsp • Ginger paste – 1 tsp. • Salt – as required • Lemon – 1 • Finely cut mint leaves – 1 ½ tbsp • Cut coriander leaves – 1 tbsp Grind Together: • Cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Green chilies – 8 • Cinnamon...

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Vegetarian Nutloaf
Feb16

Vegetarian Nutloaf

Ingredients: • Chopped green pepper – 1/3 cup • Walnuts – ½ cup • Cashews – ½ cup • Almonds – ½ cup • Cooked rice (medium grain) – 1 ¾ cup • Grated mozarella cheese – 1 ½ cup • Salt • Hing – ¼ tsp • Black pepper – 1 tsp • Tomato sauce (recipe below) Tomato Sauce: • Blended tomatoes – 6 cup • Ghee – ¼ cup • Black pepper – 1 tsp • pinch of hing • Salt • Italian seasoning...

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South Indian Hot, Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Rice
Feb13

South Indian Hot, Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Rice

Ingredients • Walnut-sized ball of seeded tamarind pulp – 1 • Hot water – ½ cup • Water – 3 cups • Basmati rice – 1½ cups • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp • Whole black peppercorns – ½ tsp • Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp • Raw sesame seeds – 2 tbsp • Dried coconut – 3 tbsp • Rasam powder – 2 tsp • Salt – 1 tsp • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp • Peanut oil – 3 tbsp • Raw peanut halves...

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Thai Sticky Rice with Mango
Feb12

Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

Ingredients • Sticky (glutinous) white rice, soaked in cold water for 1 hour, then drained – 2 cups • Coconut milk, one 400ml can – 1¼ cups • Salt – a pinch • Sugar – 2 tbsp • Ripe mangoes – 2 large • Coconut milk to serve – 2 tbsp • Mint leaves to decorate Preparation 1. Combine the rice, coconut milk, salt and sugar in an uncovered saucepan with 1¼ cups of water. Stir and bring to the boil over...

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Tomato Rice with Herbs
Feb10

Tomato Rice with Herbs

Ingredients • Basmati or other long-grain white rice – 1 cup • Water – 1 3/4 cups • Salt – 1 tsp • Paprika – 1 tsp • Tomato paste – 1 tbsp • Fresh basil leaves, chopped fine – 2 tbsp • Olive oil – 2 tbsp • Yellow asafoetida powder – 1/2 tsp • Firm tomatoes, cut into 1.25 cm (1/2-inch) cubes – 1 cup • Finely chopped fresh parsley – 2 tbsp Preparation 1. Wash, drain, and dry...

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Kesari Bhath
Jan15

Kesari Bhath

Ingredients • Plain rice – 1 cup • Sugar – 1 ¼ cup • Water – ¼ cup • Ghee – 1 tbsp • Saffron – little • Milk – 1 tbsp • Saffron • Cardamom powder – a pinch • Broken cashew nuts – 1 tbsp • Raisins – 1 tbsp • Kesari powder – as required (Food color) Variation: • In place of sugar, candied sugar which is powdered well can be used. Reduce powdered sugar candy to ¾ cup or 1 cup as...

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