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  • Meatless Monday – Lentil Curry

    Time to twist up the usual meatless Monday and go in an entirely different direction. Like straight up … As is straight up a mountain in the high Himalayas. When on thinks about what you see in all the mountain movies about the Himalayas. Himalayas, gurka‚Äôs, Curry and rice

    Dhal (Lentil Curry) is usually a soup, with Asian chicken stock,we will forgo the chicken stock and use vegetable stock for a vegetarian twist. But as always, we’ll look at some dried red peppers, or maybe serve with a hot pepper / vinegar finishing sauce on the side… Using the same techniques as flavoring oils, flavored vinegars can be produced

    One could forgot the rice and serve over orzo, or perhaps riced potatoes, or even just with a couple of slices of crusty french bread.

    Background

    Dahl bhat is a traditional South / Central Asian and staple dish which is essentially rice (bhat) and lentil soup (dal). This is a very common food in South Asian countries specially Nepal. In general eaten twice a day with another (usually spicy, maybe hot /sour) dish called tarkari which can be either vegetarian or non-vegetarian..

    The recipes vary by locality, ethnic group, family, as well as the season. Dal generally contains lentils (different types are used according to taste), tomatoes, onion, chili and ginger along with herbs and spices such as coriander, garam-masala and turmeric.

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