Darshana Thacker Wendel
Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.see more from this author
Served with onion chutney, this is a winner! I omitted the peppers and eggplant; doubled up on the carrots, beans, and zucchini. I did not find fresh mint and used dry mint instead, which was very subtle. DELICIOUS blend of vegetables and spices, sweet and crunchy. Amazing dish and wonderfully surprised! I don’t understand why some people are saying this dish was tasteless; it was not!! The saffron milk was just thing to add complexity and interest; cooking under foil steamed the raisins and cashews. I cannot wait to make this again.
Wonderful mix of ingredients and spices, but I cut the rice down to 2 cups (cooked) for more vegetables and flavor. I also cut the cilantro and mint by half as it seemed overwhelming the first time I made this. I personally love that there is no heat to this recipe, you can choose your adventure post bake.
This recipe was very underwhelming considering all the work and ingredients that were put into it. I was looking forward to this but very disappointed with the result.
sorry love Forks over Knives but this was SO MUCH work , took me a long time and it was not good. Tasteless actually. I think the recipe was wrong – 8 cups of rice ? But very little plant based milk and saffron and spice. Something was not right. I salvaged it by adding some green goddess dressing I had but it was not the biryani flavor I was expecting at all….
Agree…this recipe was tasteless!
Can this dish be frozen?
Just a heads up FOK… you left out the oven temp in your magazine recipe. Had to come hete for that info. Baking now. Agree that it took a long time to make ( over an hour) so I hope its not flavorless
Please, how many does this serve and where is the nutritional information?
Sadly FOK does not provide nutritional info. I understand the premise but I believe it is misguided.