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QUINOA and  CHICKPEA BIRYANI…with bell-pepper and parsley ‘sunset’ salad.

My Indian friends might want to take me up on this, but I genuinely thought Biryani was Kenyan until high school.Which is understandable seeing as apart from Pilau, Biryani is the official East African wedding food. 

I replaced rice with red quinoa and garnished the meal with coconut shavings, salt + pepper cashews and a dill leaf. 

The salad is made of red, yellow and orange bell peppers, chopped up with  parsley leaves. Instead of lemon, I used the juice of  quarter a  grapefruit and a little Himalayan salt as salad dressing. The salad is wrapped in a spring cabbage leaf. It goes really well with the biryani, nice contrast of spicy/citrusy flavour.

Gorgeous #eritrean wedding on the blog + over at @bellanaijaweddings. See how this bride blended American and Eritrean #traditions in her Minneapolis wedding. Photos by @lacehanky Photography. #munaluchi #munaluchibride #habeshabride #habeshabrides @habeshabrides #africanweddings #eastafrica #henna #hennatatoo #instabride #instawedding #wedspiration #weddings

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