Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice (Chitrana)

Rice is such an important staple in Indian cuisine that there seem to be endless recipes to change things up. Lemon Rice is a classic South Indian dish that provides a real punch of flavor without requiring too many ingredients.  “Lemon Rice” is also called “Chitrana” in Kannada or “Nimmakaya polihora” in Telugu. This one… Continue reading Lemon Rice (Chitrana)

Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom biryani is an easy, one-pot vegetarian meal, perfect for a weekday dinner. With the exception of morel mushrooms found in Kashmir, mushrooms have not historically been a part of Indian food. That started to change in the 1990s, when mushrooms started to appear in local markets. Mushrooms are a great addition to biryani since… Continue reading Mushroom Biryani

Pulao - Indian Pilaf by Indiaphile.info

Pulao Recipe (Indian Rice Pilaf)

Rice Pilaf is ubiquitous across most of the world’s cuisines. This is probably because it is such a great dish for large gatherings. Making a large pot of rice pilaf is not much more difficult than making a small pot.

Jeera (Cumin) Rice recipe by Indiaphile.info

Jeera (Cumin) Rice

When I was about 11, I developed an obsession with Jeera Rice. I refused to eat anything unless this rice was on my plate. Not long after I learned how to make simple basmati rice, I quickly learned to make Jeera rice for myself and for a good three month period I made it nightly.… Continue reading Jeera (Cumin) Rice