Lentils with Pomegranate and Cashews (4)

My friend Angela introduced me to this colourful and healthy all in one daal from Rukmini Iyer’s ” The Green Roasting Tin”. It was so good i had to cook it myself a few days later, omitting the cashews and serving with sausages. But it is also very good on its own, served with naan or rice. I was a bit doubtful that the lentils would cook properly in the oven, but they were perfect.

Tomato Kasundi

This comes from India and is my go to recipe for tomato chutney. Its very easy to make and can be served with samosas, curries or rice dishes. And sometimes even with your cooked breakfast if wished. It will make 5-6 350 ml jars and is from the excellent ” The Modern Preserver” by Kylee Newton.

Prawn Patia (2)

This hot and sweet curry is traditionally served with yellow rice and a dal. Its origins are among the Irani community living in Bombay, and the recipe can be found in Camellia Panjabi’s ” 50 Great Curries of India”.