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.

Indian Chefs on YouTube

 

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Gone are the days when you needed cookbooks or professional chefs for hosting cooking shows on TV. There is a new generation of Indian chefs who have achieved their celebrity status using YouTube. These people are bringing Indian cuisine to the world by creating mouthwatering Indian recipes.

Now you don’t need recipe books where you tried to understand the meaning of the instructions. Every step is visible in the video. Let us discuss some of these popular Chefs of YouTube.

VahChef

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The popular channel of YouTube VahChef was started by Sanjay Thumma. He started the website vahrevah.com. He launched this recipes channel in 2007 on YouTube and this channel has reached amazing proportions.

Through the years, Sanjay Thumma has made more than 1,100 videos that have easy to follow recipes. The channel has mainly got Indian recipes and some International recipes. His YouTube channel has about 613,404 subscribers and 307,425,605 views.

Paya VahChef-By VahChef Recipe

VahChef’s Butter Chicken Recipe

Batura-By VahChef Recipe

Manjula’s Kitchen

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Born in a North India, Manjula Jain grew in a vegetarian family. She moved to US in 1960’s. She remained vegetarian as her family was Jain by religion. In 2006, she started a blog in which she posts recipes. She also keeps on creating videos related to cooking that give you practical and simple recipes. She also posts gluten-free and vegan recipes.

Manjula’s Kitchen has 2, 95,847 subscribers and 114,463,566 views.

 

Nisha Madhulika

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Besides English language recipe videos, Hindi languages are doing well as well. For example, consider Nisha Madhulika from Delhi, who after retiring from a full-time job, turned to cooking (which was her passion). She started making videos of her passion i.e. cooking. The recipe videos which she posted were in Hindi with subtitles in English. She has more than 1000 videos on her channel and more than thousands of recipes on her website.

Her channel on YouTube has 416,729 subscribers and 128,439,601 views.

Cabbage Paratha Recipe By Nisha Madhulika

Urad Dal Recipe By Nisha Madhulika

Dal Makhani Recipe By Nisha Madhulika

Some other popular channels on YouTube who post videos of South Asian recipes are Bhavna’s Kitchen and ShowMeTheCurry.com.

Malabar Parotta-ShowMeTheCurry.com Recipe

In 2012, a group of food bloggers and home chefs came together, realizing the importance of Youtube, to form India Food Network. Here they post videos from regional Indian cuisine and dishes from around the globe.

Puran Poli Recipe-Indian Food Network

So, whenever you want to cook a new dish and find it difficult, YouTube is here to help you out.

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