Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Vegan MoFo - D is for Dal Makhani
When it came to the letter D there was no question about what I was going to make - Dal Makhani! I used to make Indian food on a weekly basis until my husband and son started losing interest in all curries apart from "butter chicken" and koftas. There is something about those little balls that my boys can't get enough of. Personally, my love has always been for dal and although I have tried so many different varieties over the years it is difficult to pick a favourite.
Dal Makhani was chosen for Vegan MoFo as it is one of my most treasured dal recipes and judging from my post where you can find the recipe, it has been over 6 months since I last made it! Black lentils and kidney beans mixed with tomatoes and spices, finished off with a cashew cream is such a divine combination. The man isn't usually very enthused about dal but last night he totally enjoyed the meal and commented several times about how good it was. As we have eaten a fair bit of rice recently, I served the dal with frozen store-bought parathas which puffed up beautifully after a quick fry in the pan. We enjoyed the dal and bread with one of our regular Indian vegetable side dishes which also appeared in my dal makhani post, punjabi cabbage.
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