Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mangai Sadam

Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mavinikai Chitranna | Mangai Sadam

I had first posted this recipe for Mammidikaya Pulihora | Mavinikai Chitranna | Mangai Sadam in 2014 for Ugadi, the Telugu New Year. I am updating it today with pics for the step-by-step process of making this delicious tangy rice. Pulihora just means tangy rice and so you can make it

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Ulava Charu Biryani (Horse Gram Biryani) served with Dahi and Papad

Ulava Charu Biryani | Kollu Biryani | Horse Gram Biryani

Ulava Charu is a winter favourite in Andhra Pradesh and I absolutely love it. And then I saw the movie Ulava Charu Biryani (nothing to do with the biryani per se) and since then this idea of making this dish has been on my mind. Horse gram (called Ulavalu in Telugu,

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Balaee - Chana Khichdi from Himachali Pradesh

Balaee: Kala Chana Khichdi Cooked in Buttermilk from Himachal Pradesh

Bal?ee (Balaaee) is a mildly spiced khichdi made with rice and kala chana cooked in butter milk with very few spices. Filling and delicious.

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Masoor Dal and Egg Biryani

Masoor Dal and Boiled Egg Biryani

I have already written about the Masoor Dal Biryani by Mahjabeen Sayed a few weeks ago.  It has become quite a staple in my home because it is so easy to make and delicious to boot. At that time, Afreen Sayed (Mahjabeen-ji’s daughter and my colleague) had mentioned that I should add boiled eggs

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Masoor Dal Biryani

Masoor Dal Biryani – Guest Post by Mahjabeen Sayed

This recipe for Masoor Dal Biryani has been contributed by Mahjabeen Sayed, the mother of one of my colleagues, Afreen Sayed. In fact, the recipe that Mahjabeen-ji has shared is very versatile and can be adapted to make a variety of biryanis. This is my first adaption of this wonderful

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Arisi Upma: Fragrant, Spicy Rice Rava Upma from Tamil Nadu

Rice Rava Upmas are very popular in South India. I have already written about Uppu Pindi and Biyyam Rava Challa Upma or Majjiga Upma from Andhra Pradesh. Today, I am bringing you another Rice Rava Upma, this time from the state of Tamil Nadu. Called Arisi Upma, this delicious upma is made out of

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