Tag Archives: curry

Dhaal to clear the nose

I made a dhall for this evening’s dinner, using  equal amounts of mushy yellow split peas and red lentils, spiced with cloves, brown mustard seeds and black peppercorns that were dry fried before being ground with the mortar and pestle. Once the spice mix was done, I threw two diced onions, three diced green chillies, […]

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Curry night

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you could be forgiven for thinking we eat little more than pork, tatties, kale, neeps, bread and oatmeal but we do draw on a wider selection of ingredients than that. And the meals I make often draw on far flung influences to turn our staples into something […]

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Chicken and red lentil curry

We don’t always eat traditional English and Scottish foods, despite what my blog posts appear to indicate. No, sometimes we indulge ourselves with dishes from further afield. Tonight, I looked to India for inspiration, coming up with fish curry for the Other Half and chicken and red lentil curry for the boys and I.

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Naan bread for cheats!

Naan bread should be made with fermented dough  to get the best flavour, but if we’re having a spur of the moment curry I’ve come up with a faster version that tastes almost as good as the real thing. Ingredients 500g plain flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sunflower oil 3 […]

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Goan-style pork curry

A local mother recently remarked that “it must be tough for your boys—not getting to eat pizzas, curries, and fish suppers”. She was hugely surprised when I said they do get to eat them because I make them myself, and asked how I could be making curries when we don’t have cattle or sheep—before remembering […]

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