Ingredient: ghee

Easy Chicken Dum Biriyani using National Masala

There are thousands biriyani recipes and I make at least half a dozen recipes mylself. But this recipe is my new found favorite because its quick and easy to make and is an absolute crowd pleaser resulting in restaurant-style dum biriyani. I have tried many brands of biriyani masalas before but none is as good […]

Sarkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Festive celebrations from childhood are such fond memories. When I think of Pongal, I remember my childhood when my mom used to wake up at 3 am and slave in the kitchen with her freshly-washed damp hair wrapped in a towel, to make delicious Pongal breakfast for us. Menu is simple and authentic. Its always […]

Ven Pongal

I have to start by saying that i’m writing this description on 01/14/2020. However, the initial recipe post was from 08/07/2008 and so is the above image. I just don’t feel like replacing the amateur image. 🙂 Living in the USA and Pongal falling on a Wednesday means that we only get to enjoy this […]