Vegetarian Bean Chili

Make this spicy Mexican Vegetarian Bean Chili that is excellent as a one pot meal or with rice or bread.

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This Vegetarian Bean Chili is just a different version of the Indian Rajma Masala. When you swap the spices and slightly modify the way you cook an ingredient, you get a whole new dish!

This chili is great as is. Heat a bowl of this high-protein stew and enjoy a healthy, wholesome meal. Or alternatively, serve some crusty bread or a pot of rice to make it an even more elegant meal.    (more…)

Pudina Pulao

Mint leaves add a wonderful fragrance to this Pudina pulao.

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All you need is half an hour and some handful of ingredients to make this flavorful one pot meal.

Mint and a few whole spices lend a delicious flavor to the rice. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as this pudina pulao is full of flavors. But a bowl of cold plain yogurt always works!    (more…)

How to cook Basmati Rice in a Pan

Learn How to cook fluffy Basmati Rice in a Pan with this useful tutorial.

How to cook Basmati Rice in a Pan Tutorial

Whether you’re making Pulao, Biryani, Fried Rice, Stuffed Peppers or Kheer, Basmati rice – with its wonderful aroma – is the most preferred choice. Indians use Basmati Rice extensively. Cooking rice in a pan is easy and requires all of 20 minutes. I prefer this method over the pressure cooker method for the Basmati rice because the rice comes out fluffy and separated here.

You can use the same concept to cook any kind of rice in a pan. The amount of water you will use will obviously differ – depending on what kind of rice you’re using.   (more…)

Masala Bhaat

Delicately spiced traditional Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat or Masale Bhat.

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A quick look at the recipes on this blog will reveal 2 things: I’m obsessed with chocolate and rice. There is no dearth of recipes using either of the 2 ingredients. When it comes to dessert, I love using chocolate more than anything else. And when it comes to entrée, the desi soul in me automatically looks for something with rice in it.

I mean how could you not love rice right? It is fluffy, flavorful and such a delight to eat. This recipe for Masala Bhaat is wonderful – not just because it is so easy to make and tastes delicious, but also because it is such a wholesome meal when served with a bowl of yogurt.    (more…)