Whole Grains, Rice, and Pasta
TOMATO + GREEN BEAN SEVAI

TOMATO + GREEN BEAN SEVAI

Sevai are rice noodles that are incredibly popular in South India, particularly in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. They’re eaten for breakfast, as a snack in the day, and even for dinner. I like to cook these when I’m looking for something light, quick, and zingy to eat....

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GRAND VEGETABLE BIRYANI

GRAND VEGETABLE BIRYANI

This is a love letter to humble vegetables. It’s a meal for special occasions, whether that be Diwali, Christmas, or a bar mitzvah. It’s packed full of a rainbow of colors, flavors, and textures, from spiced paneer, chickpeas, and tomatoes to roasted beets, sweet...

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RHEA’S POTATO + ONION POHA

RHEA’S POTATO + ONION POHA

Rhea is Mum’s friend Praful’s nephew’s wife. She is Maharashtrian and lives in Mumbai. She often makes this for the family for breakfast, but it’s easily lovely enough for lunch or dinner. Poha is partially cooked and flattened rice. It’s a magical ingredient which...

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DAYBREAKER KEDGEREE

DAYBREAKER KEDGEREE

I can’t think of a better daybreaker than fried onion rice with seared portobello mushrooms and runny poached eggs. Serves 4 as a main course 1½ cups basmati rice½ ounce dried mushrooms (e.g. porcini)butter10 fresh curry leaves (optional)1¾-inch cinnamon stick½...

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MAHARAJAH’S RICE

MAHARAJAH’S RICE

Using only the most expensive ingredients one can get one’s royal hands on, this is good with other feasting dishes like the roast cauliflower korma here. Serves 4 as part of a main course 1½ cups basmati rice¾ cup dried soft fruit (e.g. apricots and dates)20 strands...

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