Rice is a cherished ingredient in India, which is used extensively across various regional cuisines. Be it savoury or sweet, an accompaniment or main, it finds its way to the dinner table in more ways than one. With so many varieties easily available in the markets, each unique in shape, size, smell and flavour, it is a great ingredient to play around with in the kitchen to create lip-smacking treats.
Here is a comprehensive list of 8 rice dishes eaten in India.
This is a popular recipe from Kerala to create a mouth-watering shrimp biryani. The shrimp is cooked in a spicy masala, and then layered with rice before keeping it on dum.
A specialty of Awadhi cuisine, tehri is a mixed vegetable rice cooked with yoghurt, kasoori methi, spices and cream.
This is a tangy rice dish made with channa and urad dal, and infused with the flavor of tamarind pulp.
Bissi Bele Bhath is a rice preparation popular in Karnataka. In Kannada, it is also known as 'Bisi Bele Huliyanna', which means hot lentil rice. It is made using rice, arhar dal, tamarind, jaggery, veggies, curry leaves and spices.
Mutton cooked with masalas and then stirred in with seasoned rice and topped off with mutton stock.
Kedgeree is a dish inspired from the Indian khichdi. This British version is cooked with flaked poached fish, boiled rice, curry powder and boiled eggs, eaten widely in India.
Light and Lemony, this lemon flavored rice is cooked with curry leaves, ginger, chillies, urad and channa dal, and served with yogurt, made with sizzling tadka of red pepper, urad dal and rye.
A sumptuous chicken biryani that is cooked with such precision that you are bound to make this dish again and again to relish the delicate flavours.
Try the ones you did not know about, at home, and let me know for sure!