pasta & rice

Pasta or rice dishes.

Spaghetti carbonara

Total time
30 minutes
Yield
5 servings

Though far from the most exotic pasta recipe, spaghetti alla carbonara - more or less literally translated as 'spaghetti as that of the charcoal maker' - is a great mid-way step between that and just plain marinara. Essentially spaghetti with eggs and bacon, it is simple to make and delightful to eat.

Indian rice dish

Total time
1 hour
Yield
4 servings

Bisi bele baath is a mixture of rice and lentils that forms the staple of many an Indian table. It is rich in traditional Indian spices and is simply delicious with tandoori chicken or all by itself.

As you would expect in such a diverse and ancient land, there are thousands of rice-based recipes. Nearly every family will have its own distinctive favorite. This recipe is an example that any diner will enjoy.

Kitchuri

Total time
30 minutes
Yield
4 servings

If you were an Indian mother looking for a suitable meal for your toddler, kitchuri would likely be your choice. it is soft, easily digested and the young ones love the spiced flavor.