Common Rices of India

There are hundreds varieties of rice grown around the world. Rice is a staple in India, Asia, Middle East and parts of the Mediterranean. Yet, for all this, few know of the different types of rice. Rice originated in India, and it is first mentioned in the Yajur Veda (c. 1500-800 BC) and then is…

Recipe: Eggplant Risotto

Another lovely risotto, and this one uses one of my most favourite vegetables — Eggplant. Soft and silky, it goes deliciously well in risotto.

Recipe: Goan Bisibelebath

  Bisibelebath (also spelt Bisi Bele Bath), meaningΒ hot lentil rice, is a much loved dish of the Karnataka and surrounding regions of South India. In form, it is similar to a kitchari (rice and lentils cooked together), but more like a variant of a mixed vegetable Sambar with Rice (Sadam Sambar) as it has tamarind…

Recipe: How to Make Kitchari in a Thermos

I did an Ayurvedic cooking class with Tim in Sydney – and this is one of the treasures from it. Make it in the morning as your coffee is brewing, and it is ready for lunch where ever you are. I make it lots – varying the ingredients every day.

Recipe: Two Rice Puddings

Who does not like a Rice Pud? There is something so comforting about them. I usually bake my first one for the year as cold weather sets in. I know that I have accepted the arrival of winter as soon as the first Rice Pudding is in the oven.