These savoury rice cakes, idli, are served at breakfast, as a snack, or in place of rice for a lighter meal.
Kedgeree is another Raj specialty, appropriated and modified from traditional Indian fare. It is considered a breakfast dish. Buttery rice, with fish and eggs, and a hit of chilli. Great way to start the day.
This brown rice is actually white rice with caramelised jaggery and onions. Lightly golden in colour, vagharela chawal is mildly sweet and fragrant from the whole spices, this is a step up from plain rice.
Plain, simple rice, chawal, with a touch of colour.
This rice dish is typically Bengali. Called ghee bhaat, it is sometimes referred to as Bengali vegetable pulao. It is a simple, wholesome rice and vegetable dish, suitable to accompany almost any lentil or vegetable dish in this book.
Simple, fluffy, plain basmati rice, or chawal to accompany any Indian dish.
Rice, pulao and biryani refer to different rice dishes. This post discusses the differences and features of these dishes.