Rice Dishes

Peas Pulao

Peas Pulao

‘Peas Pulao’ is quite easy to prepare and I have made it simpler by following the rice cooker method.  It is a delicious dish and can be served with mutton or chicken curry or simply with raita, pickle and pappads.  I always add coconut milk to makes

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Special Ghee Rice

Special Ghee Rice

Wish you all a Happy Easter! Ingredients Basmati rice – 3 cups Bay leaves -2 Peppercorns – 6 Cinnamon – 3 (1″ pieces) Cardamom – 4 Cloves – 4 Curd/yogurt – 1 1/2 cups Water – 4 1/2 cups Salt – to taste Ghee – 2 tbsp

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Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao is a South Indian Dish in which chicken is cooked along with rice. In Kerala, we make only Chicken Biriyani in which the chicken is prepared separately and then rice and the chicken are arranged layer by layer and then put on dum or baked.

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Pachoru

Pachoru is an ancient Christian delicacy. It is usually made during Church Festivals. In olden days, when one’s wishes come true, people used to make Pachoru and take it to the church and distribute it to the devotees, on the festival day. It is served with melted

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Chakka Varatti and Aval Pradhaman

This is a special payasam made with chakka varatty (jackfruit jam) and aval (rice flakes). When you add jaggery and coconut milk, the payasam is called pradhaman. My husband had brought me three packets of Sara’s precooked chakka varatti from Kochi. I had some aval at home,

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Mexican Rice

This is a very tasty dish. Mexicans use lots of chillies in their recipes. I got this recipe some 15 yrs ago, when I first bought my rice cooker. A cookery expert showed us how to make Mexican rice in the rice cooker. Ever since, I used

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Appam / Palappam

Appam / Palappam

Here I am posting one of Kerala’s authentic breakfast recipes ‘Palappam’.  In olden days, it was made using toddy which we now substitute with yeast. It can be served with mutton /chicken /beef stew or egg curry. Vegetarians can serve appam with vegetable stew or kadala curry.

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