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May 23, 2017

Aloo Dum Biryani Recipe – Baby Potato Biryani – Small Potato Biryani Recipe

In my veg biryani series, I had already shared a Chettinad style baby potato biryani in pressure cooker. But this baby potato Dum biryani is a completely different version. I tried this recipe after watching this video. Usually aloo Dum biryani is prepared by shallow or deep frying sliced potatoes, marinated in curd+ spices mixture, made into a gravy and then layered with parboiled basmati rice. When I was browsing for various small potato biryani recipes, I was scared to see the tedious process because I had very less time in hand to prepare our Sunday lunch. But convincingly, I got this recipe.Feedback from readers made me try this recipe without any second thoughts. I loved the idea and simplicity of this recipe.Yes, This baby potato biryani is a much simplified version when compared with the traditional ones.This recipe involves no marination, no frying and taste wise there is no compromise at all. It tasted great just like Hyderabadi Veg Dum biryani. We all loved it & relished with onion raita. You can try this biryani for any special occasions like birthdays, wedding anniversary to treat your family. Kids would love this biryani for sure as it has their most favorite vegetable – Potato Winking. You can try this biryani in a pressure cooker using regular potato as well. Lets see how to make aloo dum biryani recipe using baby potato with step by step pictures and video !

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February 27, 2017

Vegetable Palav Recipe – Karnataka Style Veg Pulao - Rice Bath Recipe

Karnataka style veg pulao recipe
Here is a fool proof, Karnataka special Vegetable pulao recipe (vegetable palav) with step by step pictures and video. This mixed vegetable pulao is a must and should recipe in all the weddings, lunch buffet and parties in Bangalore, Karnataka. In hotels, its called as rice bath or veg palav in the menu. In our school moms group, we used to conduct kitty party once in a month in one of our houses. Mostly it would be a lunch party. I still remember Tara’s kitty party lunch menu. I had this pulao for the first time in her house and after that in few hotels, marriage functions and birthday parties. My friends call this as “Palav” in Kannada. I am a big fan of this Karnataka style pulao especially for its wonderful flavor. I don’t mind eating one full plate of it. 

I got this recipe from Tara and made it for our Sunday Lunch last week. It came out very well with the awesome masala flavor which is the highlight of this pulao. Tara makes it super spicy and very tasty. The whole pot gets emptied in few minutes. Thanks a lot Tara for teaching me this wonderful, authentic Karnataka veg pulao recipe to me. Now I am confident enough to try this rice variety for my guest and parties. This pulao looks mild green in color. 

In some hotels here, they serve a red colored pulao adding red chilli powder. If you are looking for that version, check out this delicious and Restaurant style SPICY VEG PULAO recipe which I learnt from my another friend Megha. Now lets see how to make this yummy, Karnataka style Vegetable pulao with step by step pictures and video !

Veg pulao recipe Karnataka

Karnataka style vegetable pualo recipe

Karnataka style vegetable pualo recipe How to make Karnataka style veg pulao recipe at home
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Rice varieties
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Sona masoori / Raw rice - 1 cup ( Use good quality ones)
  • Water - 2 cups ( to soak rice)
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup ( 1 Carrot, 5 beans, 1 potato, fistful peas)
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Black stone flower - 2 nos
  • Marathi moggu - 1 no
  • Star anise - 1 no
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Big onion -1 no ( sliced)
  • Tomato - 1 small ( chopped finely)
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Crushed kasoori methi - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 6 nos ( use 8 for more spicy taste, 4 for less spice)
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Big onion - 1/2 no
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Ginger - 1.5 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves - 8 nos
  • Water - as needed ( to grind to paste)

  • Wash and soak 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash and chop the vegetables into small cubes.
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
  • Grind the ingredients given under “ To grind” to a smooth paste by adding required water. Set aside.
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base and add the whole garam masala. Saute until aromatic and then add sliced onions. Saute till transparent. Now add the tomato pieces and saute till mushy.
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
  • Add the ground masala paste. Mix well for a minute. Now add chopped vegetables, mix well for a minute. Then add the soaked rice along with water. Add dhania powder, crushed kasoori methi(optional) and required salt in the water. Mix well. Take some water and check for taste. Add more salt if required and slit green chilli for spicy taste.
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
  • Pressure cook in very low flame for two whistles. Open the lid after the steam is released completely. Fluff the rice gently with a fork. Remove in a plate and serve hot with onion raita ! This rice looks slightly mushy when hot. But rice grains become fluffy and separate as it cools down.
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
    Karnataka veg pulao recipe
  • If you are making it for parties or functions, make this pulao one hour in advance and let it be in the cooker to stay warm. If it cools down, sprinkle very little water and reheat it for few minutes before serving. Tastes and smells yum !
Enjoy !
  • My friend Tara adds 8 to 10 chillies for the mentioned quantity. But I used 6 as my chillies were spicy. Adjust the quantity based on your taste. You can even add slit chillies in the water if you feel spiciness is less.
  • If you want, you can use red chilli powder or red chillies instead of green chillies while grinding the masala.
  • Addition of dhania powder and kasoori methi gives a nice flavor to pulao. Kasooi methi is not added usually in Karnataka style pulao, but I followed my friend's suggestion :)
  • Good quality raw rice is used for Karnataka style pulao. You can replace with basmati rice of you wish. In that case, use 1:1.5 cups of rice and water ratio based on the rice you have.
  • For variations, you can use coriander leaves instead of mint leaves but flavor may vary. 

Try this yummy, spicy Karnataka style veg pulao for your weekend lunch or lunch box, Enjoy !
Karnataka style pulao recipe
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June 27, 2016

Muslim Khichdi Recipe – Dal Khichdi

Muslim khichdi recipe
I got this recipe from Captain TV cookery show. It was demonstrated by a Muslim lady, Mrs. Humayun ( Sorry I don’t remember her name exactly) and she told its one of the traditional breakfast recipes of Tamil Muslims. This is an entirely different version from our usual dal kichdi recipes served in hotels. Its cooking procedure and ingredients are more like biryani. So I got impressed with the recipe and thought of trying out this authentic version. I made it for our Sunday lunch along with curd rice and fruit custard. It was mildly spiced and tasted yummy with nice flavor of moong dal and masala .I served this khichdi with Mint leaves chutney/Pudina chutney as suggested by her. Sendhil & Raksha loved it and told me prepare this for their lunch box too . Its a very easy, quick, one pot meal ideal for breakfast and lunch box. Try this once. Ok, lets see how to make this easy, one pot Muslim style Khichdi recipe for breakfast/ lunch!
Check out my Muslim Veg Dalcha and ghee rice recipes too !
Muslim khichdi

Muslim Khichdi Recipe

Muslim Khichdi Recipe Muslim khichdi recipe using rice, moong dal and vegetables served with Mint chutney - A healthy breakfast recipe with a side dish !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Mixed vegetables - 1/2 cup (1 carrot, 1 potato, a handful of green peas)
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Salt - as needed
To saute
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom - 2 each
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • G&G paste - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( use 4 nos for more spicy)
  • Tomato - 2 nos ( small)
  • Mint + coriander leaves - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp

  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Wash and soak the dal in another bowl separately. In the mean time, chop the onion, tomato, mixed vegetables.
Muslim khichdi recipe
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base and saute cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Now add the sliced big onion,g&g paste slitted green chilli and saute until onion turns transparent and raw smell goes off.
Muslim khichdi recipe
  • Now add the chopped tomato pieces, mint + coriander leaves, turmeric powder, salt. Saute till tomato turns pulpy. Drain the excess water from the soaked dal and add the dal to the cooker. Saute for a minute. Add the chopped vegetables and mix well.
Muslim khichdi recipe
Khichdi recipe
  • Add 1.5 cups of water and check for taste after the water starts to boil Add more salt or put some slit green chillies if you want to add more salt or make it more spicy.Mix well and add the soaked, drained rice. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove the lid after the steam is released. Fluff the rice with a fork. 
Khichdi recipe
  • Serve hot with Mint chutney and onion raita .Enjoy !
For Mint chutney
Take a handful of mint leaves + coriander leaves in a mixie jar. Add 3 tbsp of grated coconut, 2 green chillies, 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, salt , a pinch of turmeric powder and a small piece of tamarind. Grind everything to a smooth paste. Serve it with khichdi.


  • Add 3-4 green chillies for spicy taste.
  • Do not forget to use mint+coriander leaves as it gives a nice flavor. Add Mint leaves at least.
  • Adding ghee at the end gives richness and nice flavor. Skip it if you don’t want to increase the calorie.
Try this easy, healthy one pot meal at home and enjoy !
Muslim khichdi recipe
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January 17, 2016

Veg Biryani Recipes – Collection of 40 Veg Biryani Varieties

Veg biryani varieties
I have been sharing varieties of Vegetable Biryani recipes for the past few months in my Sunday Lunch recipes series. Usually people make different types of biryani on weekends especially Sundays or for special occasions like marriage, festivals, family and friends get together/ party, anniversary & birthdays. Not just for Sunday lunch, many people make veg biryani for daily lunch box too as most of them are easy to make one pot meals. So I made a series of different types of veg biryani recipes on Sundays to explore biryani varieties for Vegetarians. I was happy that I could try & share 40+ veg biryani recipes and pulao recipes.

I have made a list of veg biryani recipe in my website and stacked all of them in one page for your quick reference. Please click on the specific image to view the respective recipe. In this collection, you can find the links for Biryani spices list,How to cook basmati rice & Jeeraga samba rice with a side dish for biryani, Indian Veg biryani recipes, Easy vegetable biryani for bachelors, Hyderabadi Veg biryani, Kerala veg biryani, Veg Kofta biryani,Veg Dum biryani, Pakistan biryani, Sindhi biryani, Tamilnadu muslim style biryani, Kuska/plain biryani, Mushroom biryani, Cauliflower biryani, Baby corn biryani, Brinjal biryani, Sweet corn biryani, Soya chunks biryani, Tomato biryani and some of the most popular Biryani recipes in Tamil nadu like Ambur biryani, Dindigul Thalapakatti biryani, Coimbatore angannan biryani and Anjappar biryani recipes replacing mutton & chicken with vegetables.

 I have also shared a Celebrity biryani recipe”Thala Ajith biryani”-You must try this once. You can also find some Healthy biryani recipes like Mixed pulses biryani, Spinach/Palak biryani, Bittergourd biryani, Qabooli chana biryani,Rajma biryani,Pakistani style mushroom biryani, Millet biryani,brown rice biryani and Kathal biryani. Apart from these recipes, I have shared few pulao recipes like spicy veg pulao,Mushroom pulao and tomato pulao. Friends,do try these recipes during weekends and share your feedback here.Thanks for visiting this page. Hope you find it useful.

Veg Biryani, Pulao Varieties

Biryani.Pulao Varieties Veg Biryani, Pulao varieties for Sunday lunch,Special occasions and for lunch box !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 60 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 80 Minutes


  • Basmati rice & Jeera Rice(Samba rice)
  • Whole Garam masala (Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, Bayleaf, Black stone flower)
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Soya chunks/Meal maker, Mushroom, Cauliflower, baby corn, sweet corn
  • Spice powders (Chilli pwd, dhania powder, garam masala powder, biryani masala powder,turmeric powder)
  • Ginger & Garlic paste
  • SaltWater
  • Coconut milk,milk
  • Curd,Lemon juice
  • Mint & coriander leaves
  • Green chillies,red chillies
  • Cooking oil + Ghee


How to cook basmati rice
How to cook basmati rice
Biryani spices
Biryani spices list
Thala Ajith Biryani
No onion no garlic baby corn biryani
Kathal biryani/Raw jackfruit biryani
Millet biryani - Samai Biryani
Brinjal biryani
Ambur biryani
Tawa pulao
Cauliflower/Gobi biryani
Brown rice biryani
Tricolor pulao/Tiranga pulao
KFC Veg Rice Bowlz
Kofta Biryani
Mug biryani recipe
Pot/Matka biryani
Rajma biryani
Kabuli biryani recipe
Pulses biryani
Pulses biryani recipe
Sindhi biryani
Coimbatore angannan biryani
Dindigul Thalappakatti biryani
Donne biryani
Easy paneer biryani
Kuska/Plain biryani
Avarekalu methi pulao
Kerala veg biryani
Mushroom biryani
Veg fried rice
Nawabi biryani/Hyderabadi Dum biryani
Sindhi biryani
Mughlai vegetable biryani
Coriander leaves biryani
Muslim wedding biryani
Anjappar veg biryani
Corn pulao recipe
coconut milk veg biryani
Chettinad small potato biryani
Spicy veg pulao
Bittergourd biryani
Brinji rice
Tomato biryani
Spinach biryani
Vegetable Biryani Recipe
Easy Veg Dum biryani
Easy Veg biryani for bachelors

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