Before you walk away from this braised mushroom ragu with creamy polenta, be warned that it took a total of 3 hours to cook this luscious, filling and oh-so-good winter pick-me-up. The reason why is because we like the good old-fashioned slow cooking style. And just in time for an early dinner, all you have to do is heat through gently and soulfood is served.

Braised Brinjal & Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta