Tag Archives: Festive meal

How to prepare Kacchi Shahi Mutton Biryani in a Nutricook in half the time

Preparing Biryani in a Nutricook Pot in half the time with an option to ‘Keep warm’ until serving, so you enjoy the Biryani piping hot!
Learn how…

Check out the Kacchi Biryani Recipe

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice


  • 2 cups (500 gms.) Basmati Rice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (or green onions)
  • 2 tbsp. Vindaloo paste*
  • ¼ cup Oil, preferably olive oil
  • 1 large capsicums, green or any colour of your choice, chopped
  • 1 tin corn or 6 fresh corn cobs or green peas
  • 1 cup prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • To make vindaloo paste:
  • Mix the following in 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder (or a pinch saffron)
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • The above may also be ground to a paste using 3 whole red kashmiri chillies


  1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. 
  2. To cook, bring water to a boil, add the rice and cook 5 minutes (after it starts boiling) till grains are still firm and slightly undercooked.
  3. Leave aside to cook.
  4. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp. oil and fry the chopped onions lightly.
  5. Add the vindaloo paste and saute for a minut
  6. Then add the prawns and fry well. 
  7. Add chopped tomatoes (I have used two tbsp tomato paste instead),
  8. Slit capsicums, salt and ½ cup water and let the capsicums cook for 2 minutes. 
  9. Add the corn and the parboiled rice.  Mix well. 
  10. Add the remaining oil over the rice and place in the oven for ½ an hour or on a stove top for 15 minutes. 
  11. When rice is cooked remove, and serve hot.
  12. Garnish with green onions.
%d bloggers like this: