i happen to have a bag of red lentils but had not decided what to make with it . then i opened my first pressure cooker and found this recipe in the cookbook that came with the cooker. it was the perfect way to break in my new machine.
i modified the recipe so my little one could have some (i.e. the chili powder, crushed pepper and smoked paprika) and I skipped the dates because I didn’t think the recipe needed the added sweetness. the result is still a hearty, delicious chili that we all enjoyed together. Continue reading “recipe: red lentil chili”
another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry.
if you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided.
so, with a package of Dal Bukhara, some grain – today i made a huge put of millet so that is the grain for the day – and lots of vegetables: asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes and spinach! i am SO full!
ingredients Continue reading “quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara”
another Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat package i picked up: Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry. i’m more familiar and prefer to eat / cook with chick peas or black beans so i’m happy to try the other beans when it already has been flavored and indian curry is a wonderful choice!
as with the other Kitchens of India Just Heat and Eat package, dilute it with a few cups of water and add a lot more vegetables, thereby creating feast! indian food is usually paired with rice but as in my previous post, i had discovered adding quinoa or millet is equally wonderful. enjoy!
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i have definitely been a lazy cook these days by the time k goes to bed at 9:30pm and no dinner ready, all i want to do is lie on the couch and sleep or order take out Japanese food. but dinner still has to be had. there used to be a few good indian restaurants in my hood but they has since closed. anyhoo, one day while shopping for k’s grocers, i found these Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat packages on sale. i’ve seen them before but how good could Indian food-in-a-box be? but at 2 for $6 bucks, why not give it a try? well, the real question is why didn’t i try them earlier? Continue reading “quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Pindi Chana”
our neighbor gave us the extra sauce from their yummy super bowl worthy wings, which was perfect because i wanted to try the flavoring with cauliflower! to save some for k, i made some without the wing flavoring.
while the flavoring was nice, the batter made the coating of the cauliflower a little thick. next time i may try it with dry flour instead of batter, like the wings recipe per my neighbor.
- baking pan
- medium mixing bowl
- small sauce pan
- heat resistant mixing bowl (ceramic or metal)
- wooden spatula
- 6 Tbsp hot sauce
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/3 cup quinoa flour
- 2/3 cup milk, optional
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