Category Archives: rice dishes

Bisebelebath, popular karnataka recipe

It’s that time of the year, when the weather is wonderful and our heart calls out to enjoy. It’s the season of fun and frolic. Time to celebrate with colours, yes it’s Holi.  To mark this ocassion I present  to  all of you, a dish very close to my heart, Bisebelebath, a popular recipe from Karnataka. It is a one pot meal which can be relished on many occasions. A rice savoury with lentils and vegetables makes a good meal with some papads. Continue reading Bisebelebath, popular karnataka recipe

Kempu Chitranna rice dish from south kanara

Today, marks the beginning of 2017, another new year. Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous new year. May this year  be an awesome one for all of us. On this ocassion presenting a rice dish from South Kanara. This is another variety of rice dish which eases my cooking.  It is  full of flavours and easy to make. This is   “Kempu Chitranna” which means Red Rice. Continue reading Kempu Chitranna rice dish from south kanara

Spanish rice with chipotle adobado

Spanish rice is a flavourful rice which can be easily prepared with a few ingredients. It is awesome and  has a unique flavour. The hint of chipotle adobado sauce gives a earthy and distinct flavor to it. This is a new dimension to my cooking and I am absolutely loving it.

Spanish rice is ideal for the lunch box. It can be made quickly. It is tasty and different. Continue reading Spanish rice with chipotle adobado

kadai pulav

Rice is the staple food of Indians. We consume it as plain rice with some accompaniment or any variety of rice dish. The variety of rice dishes are more popular with children.They love  variety of pulav and biryanis.  Kadai pulav is a tasty rice dish that you can prepare in half an hour. I use only carrot and peas for this recipe. Thus, there is no much chopping also involved.

Kadai pulav is ideal for fussy children. It makes a good brunch or lunch box menu. Children love colourful dishes.

kadai pulav
kadai pulav
Kadai Pulav
Kadai Pulav

Ingredients 

  • Rice basmati 250 grams
  • carrot 1 big
  • peas 1 cup
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • chilly powder 1-2 tsp
  • cumin 1/2 tsp
  • oil/ghee  3tbsp
  • salt to taste

Method :

  1. Cook the rice in pressure cooker and keep it aside. The grains should be seperate. Put it in a wide plate.
  2. Grate the carrot and keep it aside.
  3. Chop the onion finely.
  4. Take oil in a kadai and heat it. Add cumin and let it crackle. Then add the onions, saute for a while.
  5. Then, add the grated carrot and peas to it. Let cook for sometime on a low flame.
  6. Now, add the dry powders, cumin powder, doriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well.
  7. Add salt and keep it aside.
  8. Now add the cooked rice and mix it evenly.
  9. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.

kadai pulav
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Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
kadai pulav
Print Recipe
Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrot and chop the onion finely
  2. Cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be seperate.
  3. Cool the rice by putting it in a wide tray.
    cool the rice
  4. Take oil in a kadai, add cumin. Allow it to splutter.
  5. Add the onions and saute for sometime, until translucent in colour.
    put the onions
  6. Now, add the veggies and cook for two minutes.
  7. Add the dry masala powders.
  8. And the salt.
    salt finally
  9. Mix and let cook for a minute. Remove and keep it aside.
  10. Add the cooked rice.
  11. Gently mix from beneath with a ladle.
    Kadai Pulav
  12. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.
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Soya chunks pulav

Soya chunks pulav is tasty and easy to make one pot meal, providing with the necessary proteins to the body. Soyabean is a good source of nutrition for vegetarians and these chunks can be used easily in cooking.
Being a vegetarian, dairy products, green leafy vegetables, legumes and pulses play an important role in our diet on daily basis. Of late, quinoa and soya have made their existence.
soya chunks pulav
soya chunks pulav

I have added beet and cauliflower also along with the regular veggies. Soya chunks are of “Nutrela”  brand. While boiling, adding a pinch of salt gives taste to it.  Do take a look at the recipe, I have tweaked it than the usual one and it was good.  Over to the recipe of SOYA CHUNKS PULAV

Soya chunks pulav
Recipe Type: Rice dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Jayashree @evergreendishes
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
A tasty and healthy dish that can be easily made.
Ingredients
  • Measurement : 1 cup=250ml
  • rice (basmati) 1 cup
  • beans 15-20
  • carrot 1
  • cauliflower 1/4
  • beetroot 1/2
  • onion 2 (small)
  • cloves 3
  • cardamom 3
  • cinnamon 1 inch
  • shahjeera 1/2tsp
  • bay leaf 1
  • mint leaves 1/2 cup
  • coriander 1 cup
  • green chilly 1
  • ginger 1 inch
  • garlic 5 cloves
  • oil ghee mixture 3 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • water 2 cups
  • soya chunks 30
Instructions
  1. Cut the veggies into small pieces and put them seperately in water.
  2. Wash and soak the rice in water for fifteen minutes.
  3. Grind mint leaves, coriander, green chilly, ginger, garlic and two tablespoon of onion to a paste.
  4. Take the oil -ghee mixture in a pressure cooker and throw in the spices. After a few seconds, put the onions and saute them for a while.
  5. Now, add the beans and saute them.
  6. Throw in the carrots, beet and cauliflower, in the order and mix accordingly.
  7. Add the rice and gently mix it.
  8. Put the green paste and saute for thirty seconds.
  9. Add two cups of water and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Close the lid and keep the whistle. Cook for one whistle.
  11. Put the soya chunks in water with a little salt. Boil for two minutes.
  12. Once the pressure releases, remove the lid and gently mix it.
  13. Sueeze the water from the soya chunks and put it in the pulav.
  14. Serve with onion raita or any gravy.
Notes
Pulav is mildly spiced. Add more chilly if you want it spicy.[br]I prefer using the mixture of oil and ghee for cooking pulav. You may use only ghee or clarified butter if you wish.[br]You can cook this in a rice cooker too. Follow steps upto 8 and then put it in the rice cooker, add water and salt and put it in power mode

 

ingredients for grinding
ingredients for grinding

Grind coriander, mint leaves, ginger, green chilly and cloves of garlic, along with two tablespoon of onions.

veggies
veggies

Veggies at a glance.

green paste
green paste

The paste is ready.

spices
spices

The spices that I used.

cooking in steps
cooking in steps

Heat the oil ghee mixture. Add the spices and let it splutter for a few seconds. Then, add the onions.

cooking in steps
cooking in steps

Once the onions are partially cooked. add the vegetables as beans, carrot, beet root, cauliflower accordingly. Finally add the rice. Again give a stir.

cooking in steps
cooking in steps

Now, add the green paste and mix gently. After thirty seconds, add water and salt. Give a stir, close the lid and keep the whistle. Allow to cook for one whistle.

soya chunks
soya chunks

Boil the soya chunks in water for two minutes. Squeeze the water out  and add to the pulav. Put a pinch of salt while boiling them.

soya chunks pulav
soya chunks pulav

Once the pressure releases, remove the lid and gently mix the veggies and rice together. Add the soya chunks to it and serve.

soya chunks pulav
soya chunks pulav

Soya chunks Pulav is ready to serve. You can use onion raita or any gravy along with it.

If you are using a rice cooker, you can follow the same steps until you saute the rice, then put it in the electric cooker and add the water.

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Masala Bhath

Rice dishes form one of the major attractions in South Indian festivals. Masala Bhath is one such kind which is tasty and can be made with the available ingredients.

Preparations for Ugadi are on in most of the houses. It is an important festival for the people of South India. It is also celebrated by Sindhis, Marwaris and Manipuris. It falls on  the first day known as Padya in the month of Chaitra of the Hindu calendar. This is considered as the beginning of new year.

People rise early in the morning, have an oil bath, decorate the house  with mango leaves and pooja is performed. The new panchanga is worshipped and it is customary to make an offering of neem and jaggery mixed with raw mango pieces. It is called as Bevu Bella. It signifies that we should accept both joy and sorrow gleefully.

Among the sweets, kheer and holige are usually prepared. Today, I am presenting a tasty Masala Bhath to you all. Do read further.

masala bhath
masala bhath

Here I am using capsicum, potatoes and peas. The potatoes and peas are parboiled. Fresh spice powder adds a good taste, though one can make it ahead and store. I prefer using the freshly made one.

Masala Bhath
Recipe Type: Main course
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Jayashree
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
A one pot meal which can be prepared during festivities
Ingredients
  • Rice 1cup 250 grams
  • potatoes 3
  • peas 1 cup
  • capsicum 2 large
  • spice mix
  • chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • For seasoning :
  • oil 3tbsp
  • bengal gram 2 tsp
  • urad dal 2 tsp
  • asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder a pinch
  • For the spice powder:
  • coriander seeds 3tbsp
  • bengal gram 1tbsp
  • urad dal 1tbsp
  • dry red chillies 6
  • curry leaves a few
  • cloves 2
  • peppercorns 15
  • cinnamon 1inch stick
  • oil little for roasting
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice seperately and keep it. Add less quantity of water while cooking. The grains should be seperate.
  2. Cut the veggies and keep them seperately.
  3. Boil the potatoes seperately, when they are half cooked you add peas to it. If you are using frozen peas, avoid doing this.
  4. Roast the ingredients seperately with a little oil given under the section :for the spice powder “
  5. When cool, grind them to a powder.
  6. Take a kadai and make the seasoning.
  7. Add mustard seeds, and as it crackles put the bengal gram and urad dal. Allow them to turn a little golden in colour. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida to it.
  8. Put the curry leaves and add the capsicum. Allow to cook for sometime.
  9. Then add the boiled veggies.
  10. Add salt and three tea spoons of ground spice mix.
  11. Add a little chilli powder and mix well.
  12. Now, add rice and mix gently.
  13. Masala bhath is ready to serve.
Notes
Store the excess powder in an air tight bottle.

 

cut capsicum
cut capsicum

Capsicum is cut into pieces.

potatoes cut and put in water
potatoes cut and put in water

Potatoes are cut and put in water. Wash it thoroughly.

green peas
green peas

I store peas in deep freezer, hence I put them in water.

rice cooked
rice cooked

Rice is cooked and once the pressure is released I have put it in a wide plate to cool.

boiled veggies
boiled veggies

Potatoes are put to boil first, later I added peas to it.

seasoning
seasoning

Take oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, as it crackles, then add bengal gram and urad dal. Add in good quantity, they taste great while eating. Then add curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder.

added capsicum
added capsicum

Wash the capsicum pieces and put them into it.

boiled veggies are put
boiled veggies are put

Once they are cooked, add the boiled veggies.

spice mix is put
spice mix is put

Now add the spice mix. Ingredients for spice mix are given above. Add three teaspoon of the masala powder and a little chilly powder. Put salt also.

masala bhath ready
masala bhath ready

Add the cooked rice and mix well. You can garnish with coriander leaves.

masala bhath
masala bhath

Masala Bhath is ready to serve.

Do check out my other dish also.

Soon coming on the blog Ugadi Special !

Multigrain Khichdi

Khichdi is a popular one pot meal which is relished by all. Popularly known as pongal, this has been made since ages, but with time, different versions are available. With brown rice being used regularly in many kitchens, khichdi is  also made of it. Here is another kind of khichdi  made with brown rice. This is a multigrain  khichdi, very healthy and unique. Continue reading Multigrain Khichdi