Noolappam – Steamed Rice Noodles

Noolappam  – Steamed Rice Noodles

Who says noodles is not Indian? Or, it could have been inspired by some Chinese traveler who had traveled to India long ago. If you are wondering, what is it that I am talking about, then let me clear the air and tell you about today’s recipe. It is called Noolappam (“Nool” means “thread” in … Read more…

Onion-Garlic Masoor Dal Khichdi – Onion-Garlic Mixed Lentils and Rice Porridge

Onion-Garlic Masoor Dal Khichdi – Onion-Garlic Mixed Lentils and Rice Porridge

Khichdi with onion and garlic! Khichdi is an authentic recipe and has its own ingredients and a unique method of preparing. While I believe in experimenting a lot with almost all of my recipes, I never felt the need to do that with the rice and dal khichri. I always felt it was not worth … Read more…

Mili Juli Dal Chawal ki Khichdi – Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice

Mili Juli Dal Chawal ki Khichdi – Mixed Lentil and Veggie Rice

Think about Khichdi and what comes to my mind is my uncle telling me, “Khichdi ke chaar yaar, Papad, Ghee, Dahi, Achaar”, which meant that Khichdi has 4 friends, papad, ghee, curd and pickle. This is said so because Khichdi tastes extremely well when it is accompanied with these 4 items. And to be frank, … Read more…

Hyderabadi Dum Egg Biryani – How To Make Dum Biryani in a Restaurant Style

Hyderabadi Dum Egg Biryani – How To Make Dum Biryani in a Restaurant Style

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is a mixture of original Andhra cuisine and Hyderabadi cuisine, having Mughlai influence. And the reason why it is called dum biryani is because it is cooked on low heat (dum) to get all flavors out from the spices. This is not a traditional style of making Hyderabadi Dum Egg Biryani. Because … Read more…