Mild but intriguing flavor, with a variety of textures. We ate it by itself, but it probably goes well with rice (with smaller serving sizes). It was a little slow to go together, as a new recipe, but once you were familiar with the ingredients it would go together quickly. I think this could even be a good dish for an older child to prepare by themselves. I didn't have ginger or garlic paste made up, so I just used minced, which seemed to work fine with the long cooking time. The recipe might be a little easier to follow if the walnuts were listed in the ingredients in the order they are used.