Meethe Chawal / Sweet Rice

Also known by the names: Zarda, Zarda Pulav. Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice / Long grain rice (washed well and soaked in water for 30-40 minutes) 5-6 cloves (laung) (as per your taste) 6-7 pinches saffron strands (kesar) Water to cook rice 5-6 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) 1 cup sugar (as per your taste) 1/2 … Continue reading Meethe Chawal / Sweet Rice



Ingredients: 1/2 cup rice 1 cup wheat flour 1 1/2 cup water 1 cup sugar Oil for deep-frying Method: Cook the rice in 1 cup boiling water. After few minutes when rice gets concentrated drain all the water from the rice. Take the wheat flour and knead dough out of it with the help of … Continue reading Bidiya

Dhuska (Rice Fried Bread)

Ingredients: 2 cup rice (soaked in water overnight) 1 cup chana dal (soaked in water overnight) 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped) 4 tbsp green peas (half-boiled) 6 green chillies (finely chopped) (as per your taste) Salt to taste 1 tsp turmeric powder Mustard oil/vegetable oil for frying Method: Grind rice and chana dal with … Continue reading Dhuska (Rice Fried Bread)

Mutton Curry

Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 500 gram mutton with bones 4 large onions(2 onions cut lengthwise used for tempering and 2 cut in cubes for masala paste) 12-15 garlic clove 3 tej patta 7-8 dried red chillies (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes before using it for making paste) 2 tbsp whole coriander seeds (dhaniya seeds) … Continue reading Mutton Curry

Puliyogare/Puliyodarai/Pulohora/Tamarind Rice

Ingredients: 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1/4 cup Coconut (grated) 4-5 tbsp oil 5 dried red chillies 2 tbsp urad dal (skinless split black gram) 2 tbsp chana dal (split chickpeas) 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana/seeds) 2 tbsp mustard seeds (rai seeds) 1 tbsp pepper corns … Continue reading Puliyogare/Puliyodarai/Pulohora/Tamarind Rice

Goan Prawn Curry

Ingredients: 1-2 tbsp coconut (grated) 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tbsp coriander seeds (dhaniya seeds) 1 tbsp tamarind (imli) 1 small piece ginger (adrak) 4-6 cloves garlic (lehsun) 4-5 dried red chillies/ kashmiri red chillies 2 medium onion (finely chopped) 1 green capsicum (optional)(diced) 1 tomato (finely chopped) Salt to taste 1 1/2 cup … Continue reading Goan Prawn Curry


Ingredients: 1 cup rice (roasted until light-brown on low flame) 1 cup scraped coconut jaggery 3-4 tbsp water (as per requirement) 1 cup shredded coconut 1 tbsp green cardamom powder (elaichi powder) Method: Make fine flour of roasted rice in mixer. Then melt jaggery and water (mix) until it comes to liquid consistency in non-stick … Continue reading Pinaca/Pinagr

Palada (Rice Ada) Payasam

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/3 cup Palada(Rice Ada ready-made)(soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and rinsed in cold water 2-3 times) 2 tsp ghee 1 tbsp chopped cashew nuts 1 tbsp raisins 2 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar (as per your taste) 1/4 tsp cardamom powder Method: Heat ghee in a small pan and roast … Continue reading Palada (Rice Ada) Payasam