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Friday, 14 March 2014
Veggie Wednesday 2.
I can hardly describe how much I adore rice and dahl.
There is something so simple and refreshing about it. I always feel as if my entire inner workings are being cleansed. And, as if that isn't enough, it costs just peanuts.
My own method of preparing the dahl (there are thousands) is as follows. After washing the tiny pink lentils in about 3 changes of very hot water (to release most of the starch), the lentils are boiled for about 15 mins until soft. Do not add salt at this stage, or they won't break down properly. I then leave the lentils in their water until I require them.
After draining, I add plenty of plain yoghurt, curry paste, a shredded spinach leaf or two, maybe half a veggie stock cube, some lemon juice, and garam masala; combine ingredients whilst reheating, and that's about it.
Serve with basmati rice, and plenty of your favourite Indian pickles, etc.
It's not easy to make a photo of rice and dahl look appetising, but I've done my best.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!