Tag Archives: Rice

Huggi (Pongal/Khichadi/Spicy Split Green Gram Rice)

IMG_2183After sweet dish for Makara Sankranti, here comes another dish, especially, prepared one day before the festival, we call that day as “Bhogi”. Huggi is a typical south Indian recipe. Huggi recipe is similar to pongal and Khichadi. This recipe is very popular in southern part of India. Huggi is prepared using rice, split green gram and some spices. There is no such hard and fast rule that this recipe is prepared, particularly, on Bhogi, you can prepare it whenever you feel of eating it. Huggi is very good child friendly food which is very easy to digest and is very tasty and healthy as well. You can try it for your younger one. Huggi with “Hasi Huli” is an excellent combination. Hasi Huli is similar to rasam or saaru. I prepare this dish often as it consumes very less time. Whenever you are tired or you have very less time to prepare food, you can prepare this dish and serve it. You can serve it for breakfast, you can serve it as main course for lunch and you can prepare it for dinner as well. It is a boon for working women. Let’s see the preparation of Huggi.   Continue reading →

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Alasande Kalu Rice (Lobia Chawal/Black Eyed Beans Rice)

black_eyed_bean 1This is an interesting recipe which requires very less preparation. Alasande kalu is a kannada (Karnataka, India) word used for black eyed beans. This dish is healthy and delicious too. Like other beans, black eyed beans are rich in fiber and they are low in fat. It is a good practice if you use these beans regularly in different forms like curry, veggie and so many dishes. They supply high quality proteins which provides alternative to meat or any other animal protein which is very much essential to the body. For beginners and bachelors, this recipe is a boon as it requires no elaborated procedures and preparation. You can prepare this dish for lunch, dinner and even for breakfast. You can prepare this dish using any vegetables available in your kitchen along with some spices and herbs, believe me it comes out very tasty. I made it simple and easy for you. I, always, try to make cooking easy and simpler so that people start getting interest in cooking. I, honestly, want people to realize that cooking is not that much tough and tedious and one can make healthy and simple dishes within few minutes without spending much time. Let’s see the preparation of Alasande Kalu rice (Black Eyed Beans Rice).   Continue reading →

Mixed Vegetable Rice

VegetablesThis is not a vegetable pulao or vegetable biryani, it is just a plain mixed vegetable rice.This recipe comes handy when you return home tired after your hectic scheduled job, you may feel too tired to cook. It is a boon for beginners as this recipe does not require any elaborated procedures. This dish can be prepared for lunch, dinner and small get-togethers. And more over, this dish is healthy one. I prepare this dish using some vegetables, available in the season along with some natural and fresh spices. I, normally, prepare this dish for lunch box, it saves my time in the morning. I, always, try to make cooking easy and simpler so that people start liking cooking. I, honestly, want people to know that cooking is not that tough and one can make healthy and simple dishes within few minutes without spending much time. Let’s see the preparation of mixed vegetable rice, which, you love to cook it after reading this recipe.   Continue reading →

Beetroot Rice

chopped-beetrootThis is an another rice recipe, prepared from beetroot and rice. Cooking with rice is really easy for South Indians, because rice is the regular part of South Indian diet. This is an another lunch box idea. My husband likes different types of rice in lunch box, that is why I, always, try something new and less time consuming rice items. This is served for breakfast as well. This is healthy and delicious too. Beetroot is an interesting vegetable to be added to rice, it gives rice its natural colour and a natural sweetness to the rice and that  makes this dish really tasty and unique. And more over beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants. This is a very simple recipe, can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.A perfect dish for lunch box.   Continue reading →

Rajma Rice ( Rajma Chawal / Kidney beans Rice )

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MAVINAKAYI CHITRANNA (GREEN MANGO RICE)

mavina kayiThis recipe is one more  good old and traditional summer dish, which is very familiar to all Kannadigas (people belong to Karnataka, India). This dish is prepared in southern part of India, where, rice is used as main course. This dish can be prepared in many ways, but I am showing you the simplest way of preparing this tasty and spicy dish. I am using natural herbs and spices along with green mango, which are good for health. You can serve this dish as breakfast or else you can serve this dish as second to main course for lunch and dinner. This is an ideal dish for picnic, it is easy to prepare in short time and easy to pack and carry. You can prepare this dish with leftover rice as well. Let’s see the preparation of this tasty and spicy Mavinakayi chitranna/green mango rice.   Continue reading →

DHANIYA RICE (CORIANDER RICE)

This is an Indian dish made from rice and coriander seeds. This dish is prepared in different ways in different parts of our country. We can have this for breakfast. I have seen my Mother- in-law preparing this dish. I have slightly modified it and it came out very tasty and delicious. Coriander seeds are excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium and many more. They are also rich in dietary fiber and they have got pleasant aromatic quality. You will be happy to know that it takes only 15 minutes to prepare this dish and procedure is also very simple. Let’s see the preparation of Dhaniya Rice.   Continue reading →

PULIYOGARE RICE (TAMARIND RICE)

This is a traditional South Indian recipe and this is a rice item. This dish is mainly prepared during festivals and poojas. This is served as prasadam in some of the South Indian Temples. This is very delicious and tasty. There are many methods of preparing Puliyogare. I am going to show you the easiest way of preparing this dish. I am preparing dry masala for Puliyogare. Let’s see the preparation of Puliyogare.   Continue reading →

KESARI BHAT

This is a traditional Indian sweet dish which is prepared on special occasions like festivals. This dish prepared from rice and sugar. Most of the people like to have this sweet. This is very healthy and this is not very heavy on the sweet content. The preparation of this dish is very easy. And also, it consumes very less time. It will take hardly 20-25 minutes to prepare. Let’s see the preparation of this sweet dish.   Continue reading →

RAAGI DOSA

This is a South Indian dish. It is made from raagi flour. You can make it spicy or plane. According to your taste and health, you can prepare this dish. This is very healthy and nutritious. Raagi is rich in calcium and iron. It is also rich in carbohydrates and low in fat. Raagi is a boon for people suffering from diabetes. Parents with young kids will be happy to know that raagi is a very good substitute for milk. We can prepare so many dishes from raagi. Now we will prepare one of them, that is raagi dosa. This is an instant dish and no prior preparation is required. You will be happy to know that it is very easy to prepare and takes very less time. You can have it for breakfast and also for lunch. Let’s see the preparation of this dish.   Continue reading →