I’m gonna be honest with you, when it comes to Indian food, my knowledge is limited to briyani, curry, murtabak & prata. That’s probably one of the reasons why I decided to be a little more adventurous and order @mrbiryanisg veg kurma ($7) as a ‘healthier’ side to the lamb biryani. Even though I’ve never tried it before, it sounded like a relatively decent dish.⠀

The waitress explained to me that the vegetable kurma was cooked with masala, but a quick Google search online cast some doubt on that. Maybe it’s Mr Biryani’s proprietary recipe, I don’t know. But I do know that I relished every spoon of that sumptuous spicy stew of vegetables. ⠀

It was actually thick & lavishly creamy, almost like a curry. It was mildly spicy and utterly unctuous, and the liquid was delicious enough on its own. The string beans, carrots and other mystery veggies inside were really more of a complement to the stellar kurma.⠀

Eating your vegetables is a whole lot easier when it’s immersed in this absolutely ambrosial elixir. Take note, parents of kids who refuse to eat vegetables.