Biryani is the celebratory Indian dish and usually includes meat. This particular recipe comes from Southern India, however, and is vegetarian. It’s very easy to make, looks impressive and scents the room with cinnamon and cardamom.
They are the green pearls with the off-putting name, whether that be the usual “pea” or the Latin “pisum sativum”! Of course its role as a measure of discomfort in the famous fairytale doesn’t exactly help… But this easy pea and mint tart ignores such stories. In everyday cooking, the humble pea does quite well: