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Tarka Dal

Tarka Dal or Tadka Dahl is a delicious spicy lentil dish that goes well with rice, chapatis or naan bread. This is my own recipe influenced by many different sources. Makes around 4 servings. Ingredients 300g Split red lentils, washed well 900ml water 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 5 garlic cloves, chopped fine 3 green chillis, chopped 1 medium onion, […]

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Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes are a tasty accompaniment to a curry and very easy to make. Best enjoyed fresh, they don’t reheat very well. Ingredients 400g potatoes (peeled) 4 tablespoons sunflower oil 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder 3cm fresh ginger, grated or chopped very fine Salt and pepper to taste Method 1. Cut the potatoes […]

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Spaghetti Bolognese

A simple bolognese made with TVP Mince, this will probably also work well with Lentils, I’ll have to give it a try next time (it does, see new recipe here). Serve with spaghetti of pasta of your choice. An interesting way to serve bolognese is in giant pasta shells (Conchiglioni). Cook the pasta shells in salted water until just tender […]

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Chilli Falafel Burgers

This is an incredibly quick and easy way to make delicious spicy falafel burgers, just whiz the ingredients together, shape into burgers of desired size and chill for 10-20 minutes before frying. Great served on an oven bottom muffin with some lettuce, hummus, chilli sauce and topped with grilled halloumi cheese. From the list of ingredients it might look like […]

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Leek and Carrot Soup

I often make a big pot of soup on a Sunday which leaves enough left over to last me for lunch during the week. My favourite is the Lentil, Chilli & Tomato Soup but sometimes you fancy something different. This week I tried a leek soup with carrots and of course the ever present chillis. Ingredients 4 leeks (approx 1 […]

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone, “the big soup” is a variety of thick Italian soup made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. There is no set recipe for minestrone but common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes. This is my own recipe for making a minestrone in a slow cooker. Ingredients: 2.5 pints of vegetable stock 2 […]

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Lentil Curry

A lovely dal curry made with red split lentils, very easy and quick to make. Great served with naan or chapati. Adjust the amount of chillies as per your preference and what you have to hand. Ingredients 200g of red split lentils, washed well 2 Medium red onions, diced 4 Cloves of garlic, minced 4 chillies, chopped 1 600g Jar […]

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