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…)

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils)

Learn how to cook spinach and lentils – the south Indian way.

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils) | Keera Masiyal Recipe | Foodomania

This keerai kootu features in our meals at least once a week. With all the health benefits spinach boasts of, and the fact that none of us really like eating green leafy vegetables raw, it seemed a good idea to make a simple dish that goes well with another one of our staples – rice!

Blanched spinach flavored with coconut, cumin and chilli and mixed with lentils. A simple enough curry / side-dish to put together in under 30 minutes.    (more…)

Arrabbiata Sauce with Pasta

This is the simplest version of  classic Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce.

Arrabbiata Sauce with Pasta Recipe | Spicy Pasta Arrabbiata (Vegetarian) by Foodomania.com

Today, I’m sharing the classic Italian spicy arrabbiata sauce recipe. Spicy, delicious and ideal with spaghetti or penne, this is an all-purpose sauce that takes 30 minutes (tops) to put together.

Arrabbiata literally means “angry” in Italian. The name of the sauce refers to the spiciness of the chili peppers. The more you add, the spicier your sauce will become (duh). It works well as a dipping sauce too.   (more…)

Aamras

Aamras – the Indian flavored Mango puree that everyone just loves!

Aamras Recipe | Indian Flavored Mango Puree | Easy Aamras with Puri

Mangoes are in season!

I’m yet to meet someone who despises mangoes. How can one really?  For someone with a sweet tooth as intense as mine, desserts are the bane of our existence! Moderation, Special occasions are words we don’t find in our dictionary. But dessert cravings can be managed. A mango is all I need to forget about that chocolate cake (wait – did I say cake? gotta make me some of that now!).

Aamras is simply mango puree flavored with cardamom or ginger. That’s it. You can probably stop reading now since that’s all there is to this recipe! But if you want, I’ll write it out for you!

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