Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)
Dal or dhal is a dried pulse which has been split. The outer hull is usually stripped off; dal that has not been hulled is described as chilka (skin), e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka.
Dhal is the Indian staple made from split pulses. They’re high in fibre, full of good protein, low in calories, fat-free, quick and easy to cook, reasonable cheap, substantial, versatile and delicious. It can serve with rice or naan bread. The chana dhal, an Indian chickpea, used most often to make dhal in India. But now, most of the people use the yellow split peas, red or green lentil instead. Split peas will give a slightly creamier dhal. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, you can use frozen one like me.
Vegan Thai Red Curry & Sweet Potato Chowder~泰式紅咖喱，蕃薯周打湯(純素)
Such a chilly wind and wet, typical English winter weather. What I only want to do is crouching in my sofa and wrap with my soft fleece blanket. Listening to my favourite music and eating with one of my yummy soup. And don’t want anybody to disturb me, just leave me to enjoy it. I know it is my dream! Ok, stop any daydream and get back to my normal route.
Malaysia Vegetable Laksa with Rice Vermicelli ~ 馬來西亞素叻沙
Malaysian Vegetable Laksa with Rice Vermicelli ~ 馬來西亞素叻沙
This dish got me backwards so much memory, it was more than 15 years since I had a holiday in my best friend’s country – Malaysia! The weather over there was incredible hot because there only has summer weather all year round, they don’t have winter nor autumn, just hot, hot, hot! If you plan to go Malaysia, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen lotion, otherwise you’ll get burn.
We enjoyed all the food and drink over there, although I can’t stand up too hot and spicy, but they can execute whatever you like. The main majority of Malaysia’s population divided amongst into three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians. So their cuisine is influenced by various cultures from all around the world.
Since the Thai have their popular coconut milk rice with mango, they’re decent, but I guess that is a bit sweet for me. But today I am preparing this coconut rice, that is one of my favourite Indian food, it’s lighter, also full of aroma and spice, the main factor is not too heavy.
Been to the farmer’s market this week, they got lots of fresh produce there. I bought the most fresh beetroots there with all the leaves on. We are not always seen the beetroot with leaves on sale in supermarket, but on market places , I grabbed a bunch with 4 fist size beetroots , they are really big size. I think I can make few dishes with it later this week. It only cost £1 for a bunch, worth it, worth it. 🙂
I heard of ‘golden beet’, but I haven’t seen it before, only from the web.