Top 10 Indian Rice Preparations

Rice is a staple food of Indians. It is a very versatile ingredient. It can be cooked as main course or dessert. There are 40,000 rice varieties throughout the world. There are many cultures in which rice is considered very auspicious. One of the amazing facts is that rice is a very important food crop and covers one-fourth of cropped area. Rice provides food to almost half of population in India.

According to Japanese belief system, rice should never be wasted. If one leaves rice in the bowl, it is considered to be rude. Each and every cuisine has a rice recipe. In this blog article, we share with you top 10 recipes of rice:-

  • Hyderabadi Veg Biryani 

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    This is a very popular recipe of veg biryani. This recipe of veg biryani is cooked slowly on dum(steam). That is why, the biryani is very delicious and unique in taste. Its aroma is good and is very tasty and flavorful. Some other biryani recipes include kolkata biryani, chettinad biryani, chole biryani, mushroom biryani etc.

  • Veg Pulao 

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    This is a comfort food for those who don’t want to spend much time cooking. It is best served with pickle, raita and roasted papad. Some popular variations include veg pulao in pressure cooker, chana pulao, matar pulao etc.

  • Veg Fried Rice 

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    This is a great indo-chinese recipe. If you order an indo-chinese menu, then veg fried rice is a must have. Some of the popular varieties include paneer fried rice, schezwan fried rice etc.

  • Moong Dal Khichdi 

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    This is a one pot meal of moong dals and rice. This dish is very nutritious and light. Whenever someone is ill/recovering from illness, then moong dal khichdi is served to him. Some other variations of khichdi include sabudana khichdi, rava khichdi, and veg masala khichdi.

  • Bisi Bele Bath 

     

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    This is a very tasty dish, prepared with lentils, vegetables and rice. This is a very traditional rice and lentils based dish of Karnataka.

  • Jeera Rice 

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    This is a delicious and mildly spiced rice dish of India. It is flavoured with cumin. This dish is most commonly available in Indian restaurants. Some other recipes that you can try include garam masala rice, saffron rice, biryani rice, masala rice etc.

  • Vegetable Tahiri 

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    This is a very delicious and aromatic rice dish prepared with vegetables and spices. This is a special dish of Uttar Pradesh. Some other recipes of Uttar Pradesh include mughlai biryani, awadhi biryani, mushroom dum biryani, paneer biryani.

  • Tomato Rice 

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    This is a South Indian recipe of tomato rice. This is my favourite tomato rice recipe. The dish is prepared with sauteed tomato, coriander leaves, onion and spices. Similar rice recipes include lemon rice, tamarind rice, tomato biryani and tomato pulao.

  • Ven Pongal 

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    This is a very popular South Indian dish prepared with moong dal and rice. This delicious dish is prepared with black pepper, asafoetida and cumin. Some of its variations include rava pongal and sweet pongal.

  • Lemon Rice 

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    This is a very popular dish among school children. This dish is very fast and easy to prepare. Lemon Rice can be prepared with ingredients like curry leaves, urad dal, mustard and turmeric which are mixed with rice.

10 Vegetarian Dishes You Must Try

Most people think that if you are vegetarian, than you only get to eat boring food. But this is not true because vegetarian menu has become unpredictable with a rich variety of menu. Vegans are trying new dishes and recipes to play with their palate. Vegetarian diet is always good for health as it reduces the risk of diseases like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease and certain cancers like colon, prostate, stomach, breast, lung and esophageal.

You may hate the veggies but you can’t let go of veggies. Once you give up the pre concieved notions about veggies, you may discover a lot of new things.

According to many studies, the risk of cancer, diabetes is lowered by veggie diet. Vegetables also make you optimistic and cheerful.

Scientists are working on formulating plant-based meat and egg. The next big thing is obviously vegetarianism. In this article, we have collected 10 vegetarian dishes that you must try:-

  • Masala Chana

    This is an evergreen dish of North Indians and is a good protein source. A bowlful of Chana Masala can be topped with aloo tadka. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mMfKrC

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  • Paneer Biryani

    This vegetarian form of biryani tastes great. Pieces of fried paneer are added to it to enhance the flavour. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mvVQPT

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  • Aamras Ki Kadhi

    Aamras ki Kadhi is a delicious recipe. It is a quick, tangy and easy mix of heeng, puree and buttermilk. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2nIs9vL

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  • Dahi Kebab

    This is a healthy version of ultimate party snack. Kebabs are prepared with oats, cottage cheese, raisins, yoghurt and many good things. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mvOZpp

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  • Stuffed Eggplant

    Eggplant stuffed with spices and nuts and tossed in delicious sauce prepared with masalas, tamarind pulp and lemon juice. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2m4p5Oc

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  • Khao Suey

    Try this Burmese dish which has unique flavours. This is a one pot meal with veggies and noodles prepared in coconut milk. It is garnished with fried garlic and peanut. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2nqQ8DM

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  • Stuffed Masala Mushroom

    Get your vitamin D requirements with this recipe. Mixture of mushroom and corn are stuffed into mushroom caps and are topped with cheese and perfectly baked. It is a great party starter. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2ndAoDi

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  • Carrot Salad with Almond Dressing

    This is a great salad with pieces of shredded carrot and topping of black grape. It is very easy and quick to prepare. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mMpVw0

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  • Matar Paneer Lababdar

    Pieces of fresh peas and cottage cheese mixed in a rich gravy. It is very delicious. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2m4ARbh

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  • Dum Paneer Kali Mirch

    This is a great variant of paneer gravy. Small pieces of cottage cheese are cooked with black pepper, fried onions, ginger, cinnamon, yogurt and garlic making it a delicious and aromatic dish. Here’s the recipe: http://bit.ly/2mxj6h3

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