Methi Chana Pulao (Fenugreek leaves and Chickpea Pilaf)

This Methi Chana Pulao (Fenugreek leaves and Chickpea Pilaf) is one-pot dish and can be whipped up in no time. Cooking the rice in coconut milk gives a nice sweet taste that balances the bitterness of the methi leaves. Any protein like green peas, tofu, paneer can be added to the dish instead of chickpeas. Serve it with a simple raita or a curry for a complete meal.

Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors (made in Rice Cooker)

Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 2/ Day 3 Theme: Cooking for 1 Dish: Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors Today’s recipe is not a recipe at all. This post will make the other two recipes that I posted this week seem to take forever. I saw this ‘Whole Tomato rice in Rice cooker’ recipe on many blogs. It is exactly what it sounds — Rice is cooked along with whole tomato in the rice cooker to make this tomato rice. Apparently it is a recent food trend in Japan.

Yemen — Carrot Rice

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: Y for Yemen Dish: Yemeni Carrot Rice Today we are going to Yemen, an Arab country in Southwest Asia. We are only a day way from our final destination tomorrow and I can’t believe how fast the month passed. The first dish I made for Yemen was a colossal failure — the first and last failure in my entire A-Z International series. I was quite upset since I planned to make it at the very end and didn’t have enough time to remake it. So I picked…

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf with Veggies

I thought bulgur was used to make Tabbouleh only until I ate this pilaf. I should have known, bulgur to Turkish is like rice to South Indians — the many variations of rice we enjoy is incredible. So bulgur is used in both savory and sweet preparations. Bulgur is made from groats of several different wheat species. It looks like our wheat rawa and it probably is Turkish wheat rawa — I’m not sure (if any of you do, please add your comment below). So the first time I ate this bulgur pilaf I was blown away how similar it…

Dominican Republic — Rice & Beans (Moro de Habichuelas)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: D for Dominican Republic Dish: Rice & Beans We are back to South America today, to Dominican Republic. It is a nation on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. Chrsitopher Columbus landed in Hispaniola in 1492, during the first of his 4 voyages to America. Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The first time I heard of this country was 9 years ago from a colleague who was from Dominican Republic. He was a very jovial person and had lots of…

Quick Paneer Pulao (Pressure Cooker Method)

We are celebrating Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower’ today. Welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family is a very exciting time for the whole family and especially to the mom. So Sapana, here’s wishing you ‘All the very best for the new arrival’. So our BM group decided to cook from Sapana to celebrate her Virtual Baby Shower. I picked a simple one-pot dish, Paneer Pulao from Sapana’s blog. This dish was a hit with my family. I made minor changes to the original recipe to suit for taste preference. Recipe adapted from Sapana’s blog here: