About Monica Bhide

Monica Bhide

Monica Bhide is an engineer turned much-praised food writer whose work has appeared in The New Times, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Town & Country. She has written three Indian cookbooks, Modern Spice, The Everything Indian Cookbook and The Spice is Right. Monica was born in India and moved to the United States in 1991. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area with her husband and young sons. Visit her at monicabhide.com.

Three bowls of Indian rice pudding parfait with mango slices on top on a platter

Rice Pudding and Mango Parfait

This Indian rice pudding isn’t only tasty but has a very striking presentation. The bright yellow mango against the white rice is stunning.

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Bowl of saffron mussel stew with a yellow broth, a plate with shells to the left

Saffron Mussel Stew

An utterly simple, Indian-inspired recipe in which mussels are bathed in a savory saffron broth spiked with ginger, garlic, peppers, and curry.

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