You know how much I love curry right? The other week I met the most amazing lady called Lajina at my workshop who teaches Indian home cooked cookery classes. Since then she has kindly taken me shopping to some Indian shops to stock up on different types of pulses, I’ve been to her house to cook and to develop some recipes for a demo, we’ve done the demo at the foodie show together, and we’re now planning a pop up supper club for September!
Isn’t it amazing how a chance meeting with a like mined foodie can lead to you learning so many new things and many more exciting things to come!
As well as demo’s and teaching she also makes delicious home made spice blends (see more here!) with her secret recipe – I’m a total convert as it makes it so easy to create an authentic Indian meal at home – seriously good!
My super delicious daal made with Lajina’s spice blend!
So back to my curry, which isn’t very traditional but vey delicious! Made from from red lentils and carrots because I had some gorgeous organic carrots then with coconut milk and topped with crunchy toasted cashews for crunch and extra protein.
I think it’s very yummy, the carrots and lentils work so well with the coconut milk and tomatoes. Plus cooking with pluses is not only delicious, healthy but also really really economical. Lajina has inspired me to use even more pulses in my curries (and I’m going to get a pressure cooker to speed up the process soon as I was so impressed that dried pulses can be cooked in 10mins rather than 1 hr – watch this space).
Instead of flatbreads, quinoa or brown rice (although they would all be delicious) I’ve been experimenting again and I’ve made some yummy green broccoli rice, I’ve been wanting to try it for a while and it’s really delicious! I love adding extra greens to my meals – so many health benefits including fibre and B Vits. I would definitely recommend giving it a go – I’m going to be making a big broccoli rice salad next.
I hope you enjoy this one, I’ll be creating and experimenting with lots more with tasty, easy and cost effective curries and daals in the next few months.
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