Rice and Breads

Sindhi Style Onion Rice - Bhuge Chaawal

Sindhi Style Onion Rice - Bhuge Chaawal

With influences from the Middle East, Sindhi cuisine predominantly comes from the Sindh in Pakistan.


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Sindhi Style Onion Rice - Bhuge Chaawal

Sindhi Style Onion Rice - Bhuge Chaawal

With influences from the Middle East, Sindhi cuisine predominantly comes from the Sindh in Pakistan.


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Raisin and Chickpea Rice - Kishmish aur Chana Pulao

Raisin and Chickpea Rice - Kishmish aur Chana Pulao


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Chicken Biryani - Murgh Biryani

Chicken Biryani - Murgh Biryani

A 'pukki' biryani is a rice delicacy made by combining cooked rice with cooked meat or vegetables. It's the most popular of biryanis and one of the easiest.


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Vegetable Pulao with Green and Black Olives

Vegetable Pulao with Green and Black Olives


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Theplas - Fenugreek Flatbreads

Theplas - Fenugreek Flatbreads

Theplas are Gujarati flatbreads, and are similar to chapatis. The dough is made with wheatflour, often mixed with gram flour or besan, and fresh fenugreek leaves.


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Vegetable Brown Basmati Biryani

Vegetable Brown Basmati Biryani


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Lemon Rice - Elemicha Sadam

Lemon Rice - Elemicha Sadam

This dish is a south Indian rice recipe where the turmeric gives the dish a rich yellow colour.


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Dum Pukht Biryani

Dum Pukht Biryani

There are hundreds of varieties of biryani and the dum pukht biryani is the method of cooking the dish in a sealed vessel or spherical pot made from clay or steel known as a handi.

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Indian Fried Rice

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This is a great way to spice up leftover rice by seasoning with a few spices. The whole spice cassia can be left at the side of the plate. It is only there for the flavouring.


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Naan Bread

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These days you can buy naan in the supermarket, but why not make it fresh for a dinner party? Like most Indian breads, it is best eaten warm from the oven.


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Chapatis

Chapatis

These are quite tricky to make and many people simply can’t be bothered with all the hassle – including me! Similar to the Mexican tortilla, it’s a round pan-roasted flat bread made from a robust wheat flour which is sold in many shops. Using ordinary flour used in cakes may make the chapatis flaky.


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Plain Basmati Rice

Plain Basmati Rice

Basmati is a small but long-grain aromatic rice with a nut-like flavour and aroma. It is always prepared on special occasions.


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Deep Fried Bread - Pooris

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Poori is fried bread that can be found in Indian fast food restaurants. It is so versatile that it can be served with practically anything, sweet or savoury.


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Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Rice absorbs the flavours of any ingredient that you throw in with it so Indians make all kinds of sweet and savoury dishes with it. This vegetable pulao is served on special occasions and at dinner parties.


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Kashmiri Pulao

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Nuts and dried fruits appear to be very popular ingredients in the cuisines of Northern India. Close to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas, Kashmiris create saffron infused rice dishes as part of their main meals.


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Turmeric Rice

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While researching one of my cookbooks India with Passion, I discovered that almost every region uses turmeric either for cooking or for its medicinal properties.


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