Got to have those meat free nights, right?
Well this dish needs no meat, it’s hearty and packs enough flavour to make you kick meat to the curb.
It’s just a matter of banging a load of veg in a pan, add some lentils and a dollop of curry paste and simmer for as long as you can (30 mins will do but longer will boost its taste)
One day I will learn.
On occasions, rare occasions (I’m talking maybe 6 times a year) I will purchase a ready meal.
Yesterday was one of these occasions. Due to a busy weekend away I didn’t go food shopping and so instead, I nipped to Marks’s and purchased an Indian banquet.
So, so disappointed. It was bland and incredibly dry. I must make this my last ever ready meal purchase!
As I am alone this week I look on the opportunity to eat meat free, healthy dishes with out complaint from the Jones over the lack of meat.
I’ve looked over this recipe for samosas for some time now, passing it off as a starter and trying to keep it in mind for when the need for an Indian stater arises. But as I looked over it at the weekend I thought why not make it as a main with salad? And do that’s what I did!
It’s a rather hearty dish really, lots of veg with a dose of seasoning. I halved the recipe but still ended up with mixture to freeze…no bad thing.
It was great tasting and really nice, different lunch to take to work. Easy, cheap, different, what’s not to like?
Here is a low fat chicken tikka recipie which allows you to enjoy this class I dish without feeling the guilt of excessive calorie consumption!
Granted, it does lack the luxury creamy quality that a tikka typically provides but for a week day dinner I don’t think it’s a worry complaint.
I scored additional brownie points with this dish as its a bit of a favorite of Gavs! 😄
Last night I rang Gav…. I said “can’t be bothered to cook, go get some wine, pick up some food too” (with maybe a few pleasantries slotted in also)
He came home with wine (2 bottles) and a pizza and garlic bread combo from the Co op. Normally I’m not a fan of ready made pizza but the Kashmiri pizza from the co op is my guilty pleasure. Nom! Only problem was, I had to share!!
It’s my first week back at work and I needed a lunch that was not only healthy, but that was tasty and comforting too. Something that would fill me and would stop me from reaching for any devilish calorie filled substance!!
I randomly picked this little vegetarian Indian number from the weight watchers around the world cook book (a very old one of mine indeed)
A great pick, just what I was after!
Warm, thick, full of spice but light and low in fat, a great little lunch.
Very easy to make, after the initial chopping it really just needed to be left alone on the heat which enabled me to sit back 😉
Give it ago.