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Hands down, the best tasting and authentic Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani recipe… Over the years I had tried different kinds of biryani. Though the preparation style is similar for most biryanis, the kind of spices added for making chicken masala makes a huge difference in the taste of the biryani. Fried chicken biryani, Thalassery biryani and chicken biryani...

Basmati Rice made in the Instant Pot, ready in 8 minutes with QPR… While cooking in the Instant Pot, the most convenient part is that you don’t have to baby sit it. You just have to add the ingredients into the pot, set the time and pressure and just walk away. Once it’s done it will beep and you can either do a quick pressure release or natural...

  Pot in Pot cooking in the Instant Pot- Shrimp curry and Basmati rice with mixed veggies cooked together and ready to be served at the same time; this is what I call effortless cooking! This is my first ever Pot in Pot cooking attempt in the Instant Pot and I’m truly blown away by this method and I’m madly deeply in love with the Instant Pot. What is...

Mango Phirni- an incredible chilled dessert made with ripe mangoes… When mangoes are in season, you gotta make mango phirni- it’s an easy to make dessert, rich, creamy and tastes delicious. For me, any dessert that has ripe mangoes in it are delicious. Here is yet another easy mango dessert that you can try: mango pudding. This is an Indian dessert-...

Easy to make and delicious Tomato Rice made in a pressure cooker… When it’s freezing cold outside and when you can only find tomatoes in your refrigerator, you gotta make Tomato rice. This is one of my favorite recipes, if you want to whip up something delicious with rice this is the one. Tastes delicious when served with raita, pappad and pickle. Cooking...

Chicken and cooked rice mixed together and made into a delicious one pot meal… On a lazy day or on a busy day, I only think about one pot meals. This is a delicious dish made with cooked chicken and rice. This recipe is similar to making express biryani without the garnishing and layering of chicken masala and rice. You don’t have time for that, so you...

Ground beef biryani that can be made ahead of time and tastes delicious… Here’s a  perfect one pot meal and it’s biryani made with ground beef. Give it a try!   Preparation Pictures Cooking onion Cooking ground beef After adding basmati rice Cooked ground beef biryani After garnishing Save Print Ground Beef Biryani Author: Thasneen...

Delectable Shrimp Biryani that is going to be loved by everyone… Holidays have made me lazy, getting back to work tomorrow, hopefully I will not hit the snooze button on my alarm a gazillion times. Gearing up to rise early and shine! The last time I had made biryani with shrimp was a few years ago. So, last week I decided to make shrimp biryani. This is quite...

A Biryani that is dear to the people in Thalassery- a town in Kannur district… Hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a wonderful celebration with friends and family. Honestly, I cannot think of an Eid without Biryani. A plate of biryani can bring so much happiness and celebration to me and to anyone who loves biryani. Every Eid, I try to make a different kind...

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biryani- irresistibly delicious… I am back after a much needed 2 weeks vacation. We went on an awesome Caribbean cruise and roamed around 4 amazing islands. Of all the vacations I have had in the past, this one was way too relaxing as we didn’t have to worry about anything. The cruise literally had everything and the hospitality...