What's for DINNER tonight then? Page 333

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  • Murbs 19 Mar 2020 11:30:57 24,691 posts
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    @smoothpete perfect thanks! Looking forward to it - probably more than if we had the quorn!
  • smoothpete 19 Mar 2020 11:33:04 36,580 posts
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    My simple dhal is:

    400g red lentils
    2 onions chopped
    grated ginger, thumb sized chunk
    4 or 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tin chopped tomatoes
    1 scant teaspoon each of ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, chili powder
    heaped teaspoon curry paste
    a bay leaf
    veg stock. Unspecified quantity, you have to keep adding liquid as the lentils will soak it up during cooking
    1 grated parsnip (sounds weird but it makes all the difference)
    salt & pepper

    Fry onions in some oil. When they're getting soft, add garlic & ginger. Cook that a bit. Add spices and paste. Cook a bit more. Add lentils, tomatoes, parsnip, bay leaf enough stock to cover everything by an inch or so.

    Get it to a low simmer and stir regularly. As the lentils cook they will continue to soak up the stock so keep it relatively topped up and soupy. It WILL stick to the bottom of the pan if you're not careful so make sure to scrape the bottom.

    It's done when the lentils are mushy. I usually let it have an hour on a very gentle heat. You do NOT want to boil it.

    Season to taste. It does need quite a hefty whack of both salt and pepper.

    I like a few drops of lemon juice and some chopped fresh coriander in mine, so serve. Chopped fresh chili is nice in it too.


    It feeds an army for a few quid. I'm doubling the quantities today and freezing batches of it.


    edited again, I forgot the bay leaf

    Edited by smoothpete at 08:23:53 20-03-2020
  • Murbs 19 Mar 2020 11:37:23 24,691 posts
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    Looks great. Going to screenshot that for next week!
  • smoothpete 19 Mar 2020 11:38:58 36,580 posts
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  • Load_2.0 19 Mar 2020 12:06:25 31,056 posts
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    If you let the cat catch and eat the rat first you'll save time on the modern version of a 7 bird roast (Matron).

    A real time saver if you are looking to wow the family.
  • mrpon 19 Mar 2020 14:20:27 35,925 posts
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    I'm all over that, cheers pete!

    Bought the last pack of ginger and parsnips! It was meant to be!

    Edited by mrpon at 17:38:29 19-03-2020
  • Load_2.0 26 Mar 2020 19:03:43 31,056 posts
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    A sweet potato curry. Pretty yum.

    I cheated by using a store bought paste. Garlic, ginger, onions, red red thai curry paste a squeeze of lime and tin of coconut milk.

    I roasted the sweet potatoes first which gave them a better flavor and texture. Also the recipe asked for spinach but I swapped that out for brocolli. Also gave it a good dollop of peanut butter to make it a satay/curry.

    All in all pretty delicious.
  • Goban 26 Mar 2020 19:16:37 10,056 posts
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    Whisky and beer.
  • Goban 26 Mar 2020 19:17:01 10,056 posts
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    And maybe some crisps
  • smoothpete 30 Mar 2020 18:30:37 36,580 posts
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    @mrpon did you end up making that dhal? Curious how it turned out
  • EMarkM 30 Mar 2020 18:32:56 4,723 posts
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    Chilli here. Hot and dark for Mrs. EMarkM and I, and a separate one for the little girl and her (adult) brother with almost none of the chilli powder but still plenty of cumin.

    Homemade flapjack to finish.
  • TechnoHippy 30 Mar 2020 19:05:34 16,311 posts
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    Burgers and beer. It'll do.
  • mrpon 30 Mar 2020 19:25:55 35,925 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    @mrpon did you end up making that dhal? Curious how it turned out
    Yes! It was delish, quite stodgy and porridgy, if that makes sense. A winter warmer f'sure. Got a few batches left in the freezer. Cheers muchily.
  • TechnoHippy 30 Mar 2020 19:28:06 16,311 posts
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    The burgers were awful. The beer better.
  • smoothpete 30 Mar 2020 19:52:01 36,580 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    @mrpon did you end up making that dhal? Curious how it turned out
    Yes! It was delish, quite stodgy and porridgy, if that makes sense. A winter warmer f'sure. Got a few batches left in the freezer. Cheers muchily.
    Ah good :) Porridge consistency is about how it should be, maybe a bit more wet perhaps but you can always add a dash more water if itís overly thick
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