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Saturday, June 03, 2006

I *Heart* Dal & Chapatis

This morning, using ingredients I already had in the kitchen I made this up for

1 1/2 C. red lentils
4 C. water
1 C. baby carrots, cut in circles
1/2 C. shallots, finely chopped
1/2 C. tomatoes
basmati rice
2 tbl. olive oil
1/2 tsp. cumin, paprika, turmeric, & ginger
sea salt

1. In a pot, combine lentils with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30-45 minutes. About half way, add the carrots.
2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat oil and add shallots and spices; saute for about 2 minutes.
3. When lentils are finished cooking, add salt and shallot-spice mixture.
4. Use a cookie cutter as a stencil for tomatoes to make a heart, and add a circle of basmati rice.
5. Add some homemade Chapatis, this recipe came from 'May All Be Fed' by John Robbins.


Blogger EatPeacePlease said...

Thanks for the recipe! Awesome photo, Vicki. And isn't it nice when you can just grab stuff you have and create something awesome? Many times I find myself missing critical ingredients.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Carrie™ said...

Very cute! Is the challenge a contest? You should win for being clever. Harmonia is looking for a good dal recipe. I'll tell her about yours. Great post!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Luna said...

hi vicki!what a nice photo!i love lentils,we use to eat them on new year's eve dinner(but not only that day!!) because there's a tradition in southern italy that says that for each lentil you eat you will get a cent ;)
I've eaten them ever since I was a child, but nearly none of my friends knew what lentils were, since lentils have not been used a lot in northern Italy until a few years ago! ! !
Have a nice sunny sunday

1:52 AM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

What great presentation!

I'd love to have this for breakfast. It's too cute


1:18 PM  
Blogger Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

This dish looks very good Vicki. I have never made a Dal before...that I know of. ;) This recipe would be a good start. Thanks for posting it.


1:02 PM  
Blogger Harmonia said...

Yummy! Will have to try!


6:25 AM  
Blogger Ferocious Killer Kat said...

I <3 all indian food!!!!!!! dal.. chapatis.. pooris.. shaaks.. everything!!

12:21 AM  

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