Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani

I love chicken biryani. But I don’t love how long it takes to make a chicken biryani. All that marinading and browning the chicken in small batches and then steaming it with the rice for a long time, I only have the patience for that a couple times a year. Besides, I try to avoid animal protein.

Tomato Chutney Bruschetta

Tomato chutney was a special Sunday treat when I was at boarding school. My friend A, whose parents taught at the school, would let our group of four friends know that mom was making some tomato chutney later. We would quietly sneak up to their place (we had to be sneaky because we weren’t allowed… Continue reading Tomato Chutney Bruschetta

Stuffed Okra (Bharela Bhinda)

There is no vegetable quite like Okra (Bhendi in Hindi, Bhinda in Gujarati, also known as Lady’s Finger in English). My very favorite okra dish is a bharela bhinda nu shaak. Most people have strong opinions about the slimy vegetable – they either love it or hate it. If it isn’t obvious by the fact… Continue reading Stuffed Okra (Bharela Bhinda)