Semiya (Vermicelli) Briyani

The valentines day this year was in a long weekend, we had decided to stay in town as i was a little sick.

I had originally planned of cooking something special for the day, but hubby stepped up as I wasn’t able to. His own, semiya briyani. Turned out to be very tasty!



Vegetable Briyani

Briyani was always a hit or miss for me. Having made chicken briyani more frequently in the last few months, thanks to our guests, I have a hold on it now. I still can’t make it in large quantities, but no complaints there.

Today morning, after a lot of cleaning, I decided to try veg briyani. It’s surprising that I have been cooking regularly for almost a year now (No, that’s not the surprise), but I haven’t attempted veg briyani.

Here’s how it turned out. It was a little bland (even for Mab), he loved the texture and consistency. I hope I can work on from this in the future.

Vegetable Briyani

Vegetable Briyani

Tamil Vegetarian Dinner

One of the things with abroad-living is, our social circle almost entirely comprises of people our age-group. Hubby and I sometimes wonder whether our perceptions were becoming less holistic because of this.  So when parents of two of our friends visited US recently, we were happy to have them for dinner last Sunday. We were 11 of us in total including a kid, and we chatted about local movies, politics and life style in general. It was refreshing.

Now to the food – I decided to make traditional tamil vegetarian dinner. It would not have been possible without hubby who helped a lot – right from planning to last minute shopping to chopping veggies to making a whole dish himself. The tomato rice was super-duper hit!!