Recipes

Cauliflower Dhal

Mildly spiced this dish is real winner. Ideal as a main course.

Smaller quantities can be made and use as a side dish.

Leftovers, gently reheated in either microwave or oven work well!

You will need:

1 large onion, sliced (red onions work really well)
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground ginger

OR 3 tablespoons of your favourite Curry Paste, korma works really well.

8 cardamom Pods, seeds removed (black ones are best)
1 garlic clove finely chopped.
250 grn of brown/green lentils
1 litre of Vegetable Stock
1 Cauliflower, broken into small florets
500gms of diced vegetables such as Pumpkin, Carrot, Sweet Potato

Method

In a heavy stove top (lidded) casserole heat the merest touch of oil over a low heatand stir in the Onion, Spices, (or curry paste) Cardamom seeds and garlic and stir frequently for a few minutes to get the flavours going.

Add the stock, lentils and root vegetables (if using) bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Remove the lid, add the cauliflower and continue to simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes
until liquid has been absorbed and vegetables and lentils are tender.

Serve with fresh chopped coriander and Natural Yoghurt on the top and ideal with Naan style Breads.

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