Biriyani

You know, sometimes I lose sight of the bigger picture. I’ve been trying to make perfect biriyani for years- every time, I make it with a different combination of spices, different type of oil, with vegetables, with chicken, with herbs- I’ve tried everything. Everything except using different rice. See, when I was little, my mom…

Panchratna Dal

Literally, Panchratna means “five jewels”. The jewels here are the lentils, it’s a stew made of five types of lentils. We really, REALLY like lentils in India. This is one of my favorite quick and easy dishes, it takes all of 15 minutes to make, and it’s delicious with basmati rice, lots of fresh cilantro,…

Tom Kha Kai- Laos

It’s finally getting cold, and this spicy coconut soup from Laos is the perfect way to warm up! It’s almost like Thai green curry, but in soup form. I drank it by itself, but you could certainly add some rice noodles or rice to make a heartier meal. I’m always in favor of a heartier…