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  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Hugs to all those going through tough times xx Chicken & coconut curry from Kerala, edamame & spinach poriyal, mixed veggie masala, paratha, ghee rice. The extras are dill raita, date & tamarind chutney and ginger pickle. There was also this date and walnut cake with double cream.
  2. Hospital Time

    Speedy recovery to you Liuzhou. I'd be trying to phone a friend for something smuggled and tasty !
  3. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Mixed masala dosa with the traditional accompaniments, sambar (lentil vegetable stew), fresh coriander, coconut and tomato chutneys. There weren't enough potatoes in the house, so I padded the masala mix with cauliflower and fresh peas from the garden, worked a treat.
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Beetroot & potato curry, garlicky okra, stuffed baby eggplants, pillau rice, pappads, pineapple, rocket & cucumber salad, coconut chutney, ginger pickle, date & tamarind chutney.
  5. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    All leftovers, except the coconut rice which technically is, as it was made from leftover cooked rice. Chicken with fenugreek, purple sprouts kurma, potatoes with spinach, tadka dal, paratha. To go with, cucumber raita, mango chutney, gunpowder chutney (toned down with a little yoghurt), kaffir lime pickle.
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Cut and pasted from last week (ha ha, only joking, I even used different plates). Chicken with fenugreek from Meena Pathak, stuffed baby eggplants, cauliflower and dal mahkni (both from a couple nights ago), rice, roti bread. On the side, rocket salad (chopped with lime juice and chaat masala - I figured most Indians would use what's growing in the garden), fresh coconut chutney, tamarind & date chutney, ginger pickle. The chicken and eggplants fought for star status, a dead heat I think.
  7. I think you've pretty much nailed it @Thanks for the Crepes, I haven't seen fresh methi in any produce stores yet, but we are growing some so I nibbled a leaf or two. It's not bitter like the dried version. I have kasuri methi (dried leaves) in the pantry, and use it in some recipes. It's mostly added at the end of cooking and imparts a fragrance to the dish, as well as a lovely bitter zing. As for the seeds, they are used sparingly at the beginning of a dish, either sizzled in oil or roasted in a dry pan then crushed. Thay add to the bitter undertone. There's heaps of websites to help with your fryums (I've never seen one). A couple I like are veg recipes of india, and indian healthy recipes.
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    I make a rough paste with onion, ginger and garlic, sauté in a little oil, add a pinch of turmeric then cubed potatoes and a couple diced green chillies. Add cumin, coriander & chilli powders, salt and pepper, then stir to coat everything. Add a tbsp or so of water, then sauté/steam with the lid on until potatoes are tender. Add baby spinach, stir and cook til wilted.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Potatoes with spinach, coconut dal, purple sprouts kurma, lemon rice, paratha. Plus, cucumber dill raita, tomato chutney, lime pickle.
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    On the plate - cauliflower with coriander & tomato, beetroot leaf & stem curry, tomato chutney, dal mahkni (black lentils & red kidney beans finished with cream & butter), rice, roti bread. On the side - pineapple & cucumber salad, still warm date & tamarind chutney.
  11. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Gormeh sabzi a Persian green stew with lamb, rice pilaf, pita bread, carrot and rocket salad, soy bean hummus. Followed by Black Forest trifle.
  12. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    An aerial view of - pullao rice, parathas, potatoes with peas, chickpea and spinach salad, paneer butter masala, dill raita, ginger pickle, green chilli chutney and mango chutney. Then there was the abysmal failure chocolate cake, now destined for trifle.
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Great idea, I'm going to try that. What do you add to the edamames ?
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Leftover skippy rogan josh with spinach and sesame potatoes, baby eggplant in tomato gravy, aged basmati and roti paratha. On the side - green onion, mint and dill raita, mango chutney and ginger pickle.
  15. Dinner 2017 (Part 5)

    Kangaroo rogan josh, spiced okra, dal, spinach paneer, saffron rice, garlic naan. On the side - hot mango chutney and lime pickle. The kangaroo worked surprisingly well, after a long slow cook of nearly four hours it was meltingly tender.