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Zafrani Pulao/ Kesar Pulao/ Saffron Rice

Zafrani Pulao, as the name suggests has saffron as a key ingredient. The saffron strands imparts colour and it’s unique flavour to the rice dish. The addition of the roasted dry fruits brings more richness …

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Lamb/Mutton Pulao

  Mutton Pulao is a one pot dish, which is a delicacy in many households, especially during festivals. Unlike Biryani, which is prepared by layering rice and meat, Pulao is prepared by mixing rice and …

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Kachchi Gosht Biryani

Those who have been following this blog regularly, would be well aware of my penchant for Biryani. I have tried out quite a few variations. However, one style I was always apprehensive of preparing was the Kachchi Gosht Biryani. In this preparation, the meat is marinated, preferably overnight, and then cooked on Dum along with 3/4th cooked rice. My concern was whether the meat and rice would be rightly cooked. This time, I decided to put my apprehensions aside and give it a go. What I liked about the recipe was its simplicity of preparation. The only time consuming activity…

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Arcot Kuska/Kushka

The first time I heard the word “Kuska” was a few months back, while we were driving down from Hyderabad to Chennai. Before starting the journey early in the morning, we had decided on having breakfast at some decent restaurant. By the time we decided to stop for breakfast, we couldn’t find a “decen

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Spicy Prawn Biryani

Last week when I got some prawns, D said, ” You know what I like (which is stir fried prawns). But if you want to try out something new, make it spicy.” I was quite pleased with the statement as I really wanted to something new, which was easy to prepare. Now the challenge was to find the right reci

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Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

My quest for a distinctly different type of Vegetable Biryani took me to the doorstep of Sify.com, at their recipe of Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani. Here’s the recipe. Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani Source :Sify.com

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Kale Moti Biryani (Bengal Gram Biryani)

Yesterday I was in a mood to try out something new and so I started flipping through my diary in search of some interesting long lost recipes. That was when I came across the recipe of Kale MotiBiryani, written down in my diary long back. Though I am not a great fan of Bengal gram, I decided to try

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Vegetable Biryani – II

Here I am, back after spending an awesome two weeks in Dubai. Though I had plans to try out some new dishes during the trip, cooking took a back seat when I realised that I had too many places to visit and too many friends to catch up with. :-P. The first meal I made after returning was Vegetable Bi

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Fish Pulao

Fish Pulao is a very simple preparation. I had taken down this recipe from a cookery show some years back. Use any fresh firm-fleshed fish like pomfret, seer fish etc to prepare this Pulao. Frozen fish can also be used but wont be as tasty. Fish Pulao

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Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice is a nice way to put some thing on the table when I feel plain lazy, especially on aSundaymorning. It is anextremely easy to make dish and can see me through the day. You can eat it plain, but a spoon of prawn pickle would get its taste over the roof. 🙂 Tomato Rice

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Hara Masala Biryani

The Hara Masala Biryani recipe I am presenting here is an original creation of mine, a result of my experimentation. I just called it Hara Masala Biryani because the masala used to prepare the Biryani is green in colour. If there is a Biryani by the same name, I am not sure whether it would taste th

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Egg Biryani

I have made no bones about my fondness for Biryani. Today, I was in the mood to make Biryani but wanted to try something different and that’s when I spotted the eggs. So Egg Biryani it is… Didn’t take me long to find the apt recipe from Sailu’s Kitchen. It is definitely a recipe for keeps… 🙂

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Sindhi Biryani

The first time I ever heard of Sindhi Biryani was while watching the programme ‘Food Safari’ on TV. I have been looking forward to make this Biryani for a long time, and what betteroccasionthan for Lunch on New Years’ Day. As soon as I was finished with taking pictures, J asked me to serve it immedi

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Hyderabadi Dum Pukht Murgh Biryani

It’s Biryani time again and this time I decided to go for my favourite Hyderabadi Biryani. The blending of Mughlai and Andhra cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam, resulted in the creation of the Hyderabadi Biryani. Hyderabadi Biryani is of three types, the Kacchi Biryani, the Jappu Biryani (raw) a

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