Good Vegetarian Food
Easy vegetarian recipe
Dahl is an Indian vegetarian food dish and is a kind of thick, spicy soup usually served with rice and eaten with chapatis or naan bread which you use as a spoon. Use cooked lentils with spices. You can use your imagination with the spices, but cumin, garam masala, turmeric,coriander, chilli are all good additives.
This is a very tasty and healthy vegetarian food dish, as it's low in fat and high in nutritional value.
You must try my recipe for Savoury Rice as well. It's delicious.
3 tablespoons of lentils
Water, or stock
4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
1 medium onion roughly chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
a sprinkling of mustard seeds.
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
Rinse the lentils under running water until the water runs clear.
Cover the lentils with water or stock, add the spices and simmer for half an hour or until the lentils become soft. You may need to top up the stock occasionally.
Using the oil, fry chopped onions and garlic until soft, drop in mustard seeds and let them pop. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer.
Now add the onion and tomato mixture to the lentils and cook for another ten minutes.
Scoop up the dahl with naan bread or chapatis and enjoy this gorgeous vegetarian food.
Savoury rice is great as an accompaniment to this healthy vegetarian food.
All you will need for this is:
a cup of rice
a small onion
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
about an inch of fresh ginger
salt and pepper.
First rinse the rice half a dozen times, then allow it to soak in clean water for half an hour. Cover the rice with clean water and bring up to boiling point. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Leave it for 30 minutes before looking in the pan. In the meantime chop up an onion, and fry it in oil. Grate some ginger and garlic and add to the onion. Add some frozen peas, salt and pepper and cook for ten minutes. Now look in the rice pan, the water should have all gone by now. Fluff up the rice with a fork and add the onion, garlic and peas.
Serve with a helping of dahl and you have good vegetarian food.
Now for dessert.
egg fried rice with beetroot
Egg fried rice
You will make too much of both of these, believe me, so the following day take the left over dahl and rice from the fridge, mix them together and heat it in a frying pan. Beat an egg and add it to the dahl.Serve with freshly baked bread. Delicious vegetarian food. Here's a picture of it served with beetroot.