Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews, Rice Variety

PULIYODHARAI RICE WITH MIX

Some time back I was asked to write reviews on various delicious products from Kai Ruchi. They are an on line store dealing in instant powders, health mixes, pickles and ready to eat mixes and much more. Their products are fresh and neatly packed and they are lip smacking delights. This one is particularly my favorite as it has no hard work involved. You need to cook the rice, cool it and mix with this ready made paste. I made this during our train journey and it was a memorable trip as well. I have always thought train journeys and…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Pulao, Rice Variety

PALAK PULAO

Pulaos in any form are always a blessing when it comes to packing food for lunch or while planning an one pot meal. Besides the various pulao varieties that I have in my blog, this one is totally new to me and I found a new way to make consume the healthy greens which are otherwise avoided or disliked by our kids. If you plan and make the meal attractive and present it in a pleasing way, it can never fail you and the kids will be all the more happy. As we all know spinach has protein, minerals, iron…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews

INSTANT BISIBELEBATH

Sometimes we all like to have food that can be made instantly without involving much work. It should be healthy and quick to make at the same time not compromising on the taste. I had one such oppurtunity to cook Instant Bisibelebath from Kairuchi and was I glad I did. It was so easy to make and the aroma filled the kitchen soon and made everyone ask what was cooking in Nithya’s Kitchen? The ingredients are already in the packet and you just have to chop a few veggies and add required water and pressure cook. And lo! It’s as…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Reviews, Rice Variety

BISEBELEBATH WITH INSTANT POWDER

Bisibelebath is a tasty and delicious one pot meal of Karnataka. It is loaded with lentils and vegetables can be made easily. A very filling dish this recipe is made with instant powder which I got from Kai Ruchi. Kai Ruchi have a wide range of authentic powders, pickles, instant mixes and I enjoyed thoroughly making this exotic dish. There is no need to roast and grind and the powder I have used is fresh, aromatic and full of flavors. Bisebelebath tastes great only hot and the spices that have been added are carefully roast and ground and made to…

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Breakfast Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

METHI THEPLA

Methi Thepla is a Gujarathi flatbread made out of wheat and gram flours with chopped fenugreek leaves. It is a lightly spiced paratha with mild flavours and is often had for breakfast or for lunch. In Gujarathi it is called Methi Na Thepla and is a favorite bread variety of my daughter. I pack her lunch with this at times and each time she will say “It was awesome ma!” The joy of feeding your kids and family members gives utmost satisfaction to me and keeps me going. Methi or fenugreek has a slight bitter taste due to which kids…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

ANDHRA PULIHORA

Andhra Pulihora is a tangy and tasty tamarind based rice recipe full of flavours. I learnt this from a Telugu friend of mine and we all enjoyed this during weekend brunch. This rice variety is full of spices and aroma and no one can resist it. Comes really handy for lunch box preparations and one pot meals. I have already one Puliyodharai recipe in my blog, which is a bit different from this. My friend from whom I learnt this recipe makes it really nice and she told me how the addition of roasted sesame enhances the aroma in this…

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Lunchbox Ideas, Pulao, Rice Variety

METHI MATAR PULAO

Methi Matar Pulao is a delicious combination of green methi or fenugreek leaves and peas with cooked rice and spices. This time I set to make a green pulao with fresh methi leaves and peas and the result was overwhelming. All at home liked it to the core and I was totally pleased with the outcome. I made this pulao with Kohinoor Super Basmati Rice, naturally aged for 24 months, thus matured for the perfect taste and as we all know it is 100% original Pusa variety and has buttery softness rice when cooked and the grains are long and…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

MUSHROOM BIRYANI

Cooking Mushroom Biryani was in my list for long. So when I saw fresh mushrooms in the market, I immediately decided to cook this recipe. I couldn’t resist buying these cute little white mushrooms and thought of cooking them with Kohinoor brand Gold range Extra Long Basmati Rice which is aged & matured naturally for 24 months for its perfect taste & extraordinary length, makes the dish really special. Kohinoor Gold range of Extra-long Basmati rice is a 100% pure & original basmati which gives fluffy & well separated rice post cooking with its subtle aroma, thus making this the…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

CURRY LEAVES BIRYANI

Biryani with curry leaves? Sounds new, right? I was on the lookout of making a new flavored biryani and this idea popped in my head. Curry leaves have a distinct flavour, and a pleasing aroma which when added even a little bit, adds taste to the whole dish. In my pantry I had Kohinoor Extra Long Basmati Rice and thought of trying this rice to make this new biryani. The addition of Kohinoor Gold Basmati rice which is 24 months Naturally Aged Pure & Authentic Basmati rice makes the dish really special & the beautiful green colour of the curry…

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Biryani, Lunchbox Ideas, Rice Variety

ACHARI BIRYANI

 I am here today with Achari Biryani which has a spicy twist with added pickle flavoring. I have heard about Achari Pulao, but I wanted to try Biryani today and that too with Kohinoor Extra Long Basmati Rice which is grown and natured with the river water of Himalayas, is naturally aged for 24 months to impart the fluffy grains, the extra length & the characteristic basmati aroma. The recipe is actually flavored with pickle along with spices and masalas. So you can imagine how fiery and spicy the outcome would be. I have used mango pickle extract, but you can use any variety. The aromatic rice when cooked and mixed with pickle gives a unique flavor to the biryani.

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Lunchbox Ideas, Pulao, Rice Variety

BROCCOLI PULAO

Broccoli Pulao was one of the recipes I tried for the first time. I have some recipes with broccoli in my blog but I was not sure if a pulao can be made out of this until I was tempted it to make with Kohinoor Super Basmati Rice which I was having in my kitchen. As most kids dislike veggies and more so broccoli, I found a way to include green and goodness in their diet which forms a good lunch box option as well. Kohinoor Super Basmati is 100% pure and original Pusa basmati variety. The grains are slender…

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