cauli rice biryani
Rice Dishes, Vegetarian

cauli rice biryani recipe

The bland taste of cauliflower makes it the ideal canvas for creating different flavour sensations. My personal favourite being Amma‘s cauliflower and pea curry. I have to admit I was much less accepting of cauliflower as a substitute for pasta during childhood. My older sister once made cauliflower in white […]

stuffed mushrooms

chutney and cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms

I have a few recipe variations for making stuffed mushrooms. This chutney and cheese stuffed portobello recipe is my favourite because it reminds me of a childhood favourite – Amma’s tomato chutney. This recipe is portobellos drizzled with a bit of olive oil, baked in the oven then topped with […]

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Vegetarian, Rice Dishes

mushroom biryani recipe

Mushrooms fleshy texture and distinct taste make for a pleasant meat substitute and the perfect ingredient for a vegetarian biryani. This simple mushroom biryani is composed of rice steamed over a duet of porcini and oyster mushrooms simmered in biryani spice and coconut milk. It is simple enough to make […]

Vegetarian, Prayer Food, Purtassi

Braised Kadala Recipe South Africa

Braised Kadala (brown chickpeas) was quintessential prayer food, growing up in South Africa. Amma made it for the fasting prayer, Lakshmi Day or as a snack. Much like Amma’s samp and beans, it is tempered in whole spices. It gets its flavour and aroma from the combination of fried onion, […]