Friday, 30 May 2008

Dhal Wars

This week in Veg Box we got:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Spring greens
  • Spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
Andrew suggested that we had lentil dhal. I prefer to make mine with red lentils whereas Andrew prefers to use brown lentils. So here is my recipe, I am sure that Andrew will put his recipe on later.
  • 200 g red lentils
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 lemon
Put lentils, onion, red chilli, ginger, spices and tomatoes into a saucepan. Top with water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 mins or until lentils are soft. Then add the spinach and lemon juice, stir. Make sure the spinach has wilted and serve.

Andrew prefers the brown lentils as they keep their shape better. My dhal has a much softer texture.

We had it topped with yoghurt, served with rice and Andrew's flatbread.

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