Vegan Quinoa Biryani

Vegan Quinoa Biryani

A biryani may be the ultimate indulgence, food-wise, but truth is that it can also be transformed into a super-healthy-- and decadently delicious-- weeknight dish. All you need to work that magic is your imagination. My Quinoa Biryani with Kala Chana has all the flavor of a traditional biryani … [Read more...]

Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani

The other day, as the fragrance of my easy and quick Mushroom Biryani filled the kitchen, I was back for a moment in my aunt's kitchen in Bombay. Akka, my dad's sister in whose Vile Parle home I spent many wonderful summers as a girl, was at the stove, frying up the onions for her mutton biryani … [Read more...]

Restaurant-Style Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

As I recuperated at home last week, my stomach went through some wild food swings, ranging from an extreme apathy to anything food to a hunger for nothing but salty crackers to a deep craving for Indian restaurant food. While in the Indian restaurant phase, one of the foods I had to have at every … [Read more...]

Mango Halwa

Mango Halwa

It's hard to stay away from sweets during this time of year and now that the season for everything orange is on, I couldn't help but make one of my quickest and most favorite recipes: Mango Halwa.This vegan Mango Halwa is a variation on my vegan Sheera recipe, but the finished dish tastes really … [Read more...]

Lamb and Cauliflower Curry with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Lamb Cauliflower Curry

My husband, Desi, was the first man I fell deeply in love with. To date, and many, many years later, he still is, to me, the most perfect man. Sure, we have our shares of ups and downs. But if I was to do it all over again, I don't think I'd change a thing. I think part of the magic is not just … [Read more...]

Creamy Tomato Coconut Curry

Tomato-Coconut Curry

One of the dishes that I cook over and over again is this decadent-tasting but healthy Tomato Coconut Cream Curry.It is an ideal recipe for someone who is new to cooking Indian food -- or just new to cooking -- because of its sheer simplicity. There's no grinding, complicated spice mixes and … [Read more...]