One of the best ingredients in Indian food is rice. It is used around the world as a dessert or a main dish. More than 40,000 kinds of rice are there with different colors, sizes and shapes. There are many cultures where rice is considered sacred symbol of fertility and life. Rice is considered to be a very important crop in India. It covers one-fourth of total cropped area. It is a source of food for nearly half of Indian population.
Rice is usually classified as long-grained, medium and short. To get rid of excess starch, rice should be rinsed thoroughly. If you want to save time, you can soak it before cooking.
Some popular rice varieties are basmati, jasmine, wholegrain and generic long-grain.
Jasmine, which is also called Thai rice is sticky in texture and has nice fragrance. One of the good quality Jasmine is Carolina Jasmine. Basmati, which is also called “Prince of Rice”, is very fragrant, slender and long. Some good varieties of basmati are brown and white. Another popular brand of basmati is Amira. Japonica is mainly found in California. It is used in a lot of Carribean and Japanese cuisine.
Culturally, rice is very important around the world. In many cultures of the world, rice is showered on bride and groom at the wedding’s end. Some cultures worship rice in the form of deities.
In this article, we have collected a list of traditional Indian Rice dishes that will make you drooling.
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This slow cooked rice is prepared with layers of vegetables, masalas and chicken. This dish will surely win hearts.
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This is a delicious rice dish prepared with pieces of mutton. The rice is cooked dum style.
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This Italian-style risotto is cooked very slowly. It goes well with grilled meats and chicken. You should check the rice by biting it. At the centre, it should not be very hard.
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This tangy rice dish is prepared with urad dals and channa. Flavours of tamarind pulp are added to the rice to give it delicious flavour.
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Bisi Bele Bhath is a popular rice dish of Karnataka. It is also known as ‘Bisi Bele Huliyanna’ in Kannada. It is prepared with arhar dal, rice, jaggery, tamarind, curry leaves, veggies and spices.
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This Yakhni pulao is very easy to prepare. It is highly fragrant and flavourful. Meat is marinated for a long time in yogurt and it is boiled in water with lot of spices.
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Zafrani pulao is a dish with nice fragrance and amazing flavours of saffron that results in a mouth-watering rice dish.
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This is a very easy recipe of tomato rice. It is simple, spicy, quick and delicious and is prepared with limited ingredients. It can be prepared in pressure cooker/pot.
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This is a delicious chicken biryani. It is prepared so perfectly that you will surely try it multiple times.
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Hyderabadi Biryani is a famous rice recipe. It is always a hit in parties. Half boiled rice is topped with mint, fried onions and cooked mutton. It is sealed with dough and cooked ‘dum’ style.
2017 has come to an end and 2018 will bring in new hopes, ambitions and expectations. The first day of New year is a great time for celebrations. This new year’s eve, if you are planning to have a get-together and have a banging new-year, then you must do so by including these delicious recipes in your party menu.
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If you want to make your celebrations sweet, you should try the jalebi.
- Murgh Malai Kebab
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These Kebabs are oven friendly and marinated a night before. These boneless chicken skewers are a great way to celebrate the New Year.
- Chocolate Mousse
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This recipe is taken from “The Really Good Food Cook Book”. This is an amazing recipe. It can be served at most dinner parties and family dinners.
- Apple Tart
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Apple Tart is a delicious dessert recipe. It is perfect for New Year. Try this recipe at home. It will be perfect for celebrations.
- Ginger Soup
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Soups serve as great starters and Ginger soup helps in congestion and tastes delicious.
- Chicken Dum Biryani
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Chicken Dum Biryani is a perfect dish for New Year. Try the Indian Chicken Dum Biryani with this easy recipe.
- Chicken Samosa
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Samosa is a very delicious street food of India. This non-vegetarian snack is prepared with chicken filled in samosa shell.
- Shahi Tukda
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This is a delicious dessert that is prepared with pieces of bread that are deep fried till golden brown. The pieces are topped with rabdi and garnished with lots of dry fruits and varq.
- Paneer Makhani
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This is a Punjabi recipe that is prepared in Punjabi style. It contains a lot of butter and cream. It is a perfect treat for all.
- Stuffed Mushrooms
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Stuffed mushroom is a popular recipe for New Year. Follow this easy recipe to prepare stuffed mushroom.
North Indian cuisine is filled with rich gravies, spicy vegetable fries, slow-cooked meat and desserts. What makes the cuisine so great is the availability of vegetables, grains, fruits and spices. In this article we have given you some of the most cooked recipes of North India. A few delicious dishes from North-India are Rogan Josh, Chole Bhature, Dal-Bati Churma and Chaat.
The North Indian food is richer when compared to other cuisines of India as there are a lots of dishes that are made in desi ghee or fresh cream. Some of the dishes take long time to prepare and involve careful steps. But when you put them in your mouth, you know that you are in for a joyride.
North Indians also love simple comfort foods like Rajma Chawal, Dal Tadka etc. Their love for dairy is evident as most traditional meals are served with paneer, lassi, chaas, kulfi and kheer.
So, here are the best recipes from North India:-
- Chole Bhature: This is a mouth watering dish that has its origins in Punjab. This dish comes with chickpeas cooked in various spices.
- Rogan Josh: Rogan Josh is the main dish of Kashmir. This is a favourite dish of meat lovers.
- Stuffed Bati: This snack, cooked in ghee, is served with dal and chutney. Bati has filling of spices and paneer.
- Rice Kheer: A perfect dessert for a filling meal, rice kheer is prepared with khoya, milk, nuts and cream.
- Chicken Dum Biryani: Chicken Dum Biryani is a popular dish. This is a tasty biryani with chicken cooked in different spices.
- Aloo Samosa: This is a perfect snack for the evening tea. It is a fried snack that is stuffed with mixture of peas and potatoes.
- Nihari Gosht: This is a popular recipe of Hyderabad. This recipe originated in Delhi.
- Butter Chicken: Butter chicken is a great combination of chicken and spices and is very moist and tender.
- Dahi Bhalla: Dahi Bhalla is a delicious treat that is prepared with yogurt and daal. These delicious bhallas are topped with sweet curd, tangy chutneys and spices.
- Malai Kulfi: Malai kulfi is best served in a matki. It is prepared with condensed milk, dry fruits and saffron.