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Wednesday January 1st, 2014

Red lentils curry

Red lentils curry
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For 4 servings: 400 g red lentils 1 onion, chopped 2-3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon curry 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cumin powder chilli / chilli powder (to taste) 1 teaspoon raw sugar 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 cm ginger, grated (1 tsp ginger powder) 4 tbsp tomato puree/paste salt Fresh coriander and/or fresh chilli for garnish (optional) Wash the lentils thoroughly and cook them in 1 l water, together with the bay leaves and the onion. Stir occasionally making sure to add water if needed (enough to cover it). When the lentils are almost cooked add the remaining ingredients and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Garnish with fresh coriander, finely cut, and/or hot peppers.
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Wednesday January 1st, 2014

Chana dal

Chana dal
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For 5-6 servings: 400 g chana dal ½ kg green beans, cuted (optional) 2-3 bay leaves 3 tomatoes, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds chilli / chilli powder, to taste 1 tablespoon oil salt fresh coriander, finely chopped and/or hot pepper for garnish (optional ) Soak the chana dal in water for about 1 hour. Wash the chana dal thoroughly and cook it in water, duble the volume of chana dal, along with the bay leaves. When the chana dal it’s almost cooked add the green beans. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard  and cumin seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the tomatoes and the chilli. When the
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Masala sauce

Masala sauce
Posted in : Sauces/Creams, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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4-5 onions, sliced 2 cans diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons oil 3 cm ginger, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons ginger powder) 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon garam masala 3 teaspoons coriander powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder fresh chilli /chilli powder , to taste salt Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, ginger, cinnamon, coriander powder, cumin powder and the chilli. Cook approx. 10 minutes than add the garlic and garam masala. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt to taste. Blend with a hand blender/blender
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Samosa

Samosa
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For 15 to 20 pieces filo pastry (defrosted if frozen) For the filling: 3 potatoes, diced 2 carrots, diced 100 g green beans, diced 100 g (frozen) peas 3 onions, finely sliced 1 teaspoon mustard seeds ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon garam masala chilli pepper/chilli powder, to taste 2 tablespoons oil salt Oil for frying Heat 2 tablespoons of  oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onions. Cook further another 2-3 minutes then add the potatoes, ​​carrots, green beans and  peas along with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally and add more water if needed. When
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Zucchini masala

Zucchini masala
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For 3-4 servings: 2 zucchini 1 tablespoon oil ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon mustard seeds ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon garam masala fresh chilli / chill powder (to taste) ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon raw sugar salt Wash the zucchini, cut them in half, lengthwise  and then into slices of approx. 0.5 cm. Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin and fennel seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, being careful that they do not stick to the pan. When the zucchini have softened slightly add the remaining spices and salt to taste. Continue cooking for approx. 4-5 minutes. The
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Monday December 30th, 2013

Mushrooms – peas curry

Mushrooms – peas curry
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For 3-4 servings: 250 g mushrooms, sliced 200 g peas (fresh or frozen) 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 2 cm ginger, peeled and chopped (or 1 teaspoon ginger powder) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon turmeric 2 tsp coriander powder chilli / chilli powder to taste Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional ) Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds . Fry them for 2-3 minutes , until they begin to pop. Add the ​​mushrooms and fry them, stirring occasionally (if you are using fresh peas then it will be added together with the mushrooms). If necessary add a tablespoon of water. When the mushrooms are slightly softened  add the tomatoes, ginger, coriander powder, chilli and
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Monday December 30th, 2013

Tofu masala

Tofu masala
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For 3-4 servings: 150 g tofu, cubed 2 tomatoes chilli / chilli powder 2 cm ginger 4 tablespoons soy yogurt 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon garam masala 1 tablespoon flour fresh coriander and chilli for garnish (optional) Blend the tomatos, chilli/chilli powder (to taste) and ginger with a blender / food processor. Mix the tomato sauce wih the yogurt, coriander powder and the flour. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to pop. Add the sauce and simmer approx. 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tofu, turmeric and
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Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Tofu tikka masala

Tofu tikka masala
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For 3-5 servings: For the tofu marinade: 250 g tofu, cubed 3 cloves of garlic 2.5 cm fresh ginger / 2 tsp. ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt the juice of half lemon 100g soy yogurt 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder 1 tbsp sunflower oil Prepare a paste of ginger, garlic, soy yogurt, lemon juice and spices. Pour over tofu. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Bake the tofu in the oven, on medium heat, 10 minutes on each side. For the masala sauce: 2 tablespoons oil 3 large onions, chopped 2 cans diced tomatoes 150 g soy yogurt /
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