This classic one-dish rice meal is made fragrant with cardamom, nuts, cumin, and cinnamon. It's pretty enough for company but simple enough for a weeknight meal. You can also substitute chicken or your favorite vegetable for the shrimp.
Raita, or Indian yogurt salad, is traditionally used as a cool complement to spicy entrées. This version features chopped cucumbers, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and spices mixed with whole-milk yogurt.