This recipe is from ” Mildreds:the Cookbook”. It can be served warm or cold, and you can add goats cheese if you like. You can use other vegetables too but use vegetables that will keep their shape when mixed with the lentils.
A health supper from Rebecca Seal. Serve with flatbreads if you like but its fine on it’s own.
A tomato and garlicky dal from Meera Sodha.
This delicious and filling soup is from ” The Kitchen Diaries” by Nigel Slater. It is a recipe i have intended to cook for years which i finally made during Lockdown 3 in the UK in January 2021. Soothing comfort food at its best. I served some Irish Soda bread alongside , but you don’t really need it unless you are very hungry.
A delicious salad from Diana Henry.
An easy recipe to enjoy in the autumn or winter from Nigel Slater.
A red lentil dal from Nik Sharma.
A savoury vegetarian pie from Nigel Slater.
A spicy bean stew which is often eaten for breakfast throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In 1980 I spent a month in Egypt staying in youth hostels and with very little money, and this is what we ate, daily. This version is from ” The Little Book of Brunch” by Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing.
A one pot dish between a soup and a stew from Tom Adams.
A recipe with Persian influences from the Sindh region of Pakistan to serve with rice and pickles of your choice. The souring ingredient is the dried persian lime which you can get in middle eastern grocers or many supermarkets. To use, crack open and discard the black insides and any seeds, then lightly crush the dried pulp. The recipe is from ” Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible”.
An easy midweek supper from Claire Thomson’s ” Home Cookery Year”.
A recipe from Rachel Roddy- you can leave out the sausages if preferred, it’s still quite delicious.
A recipe from ” Zaika” by Romy Gill. Use in Samosa Chaat or serve with rice or rotis. You can also make hummus with any leftovers by adding lemon juice and tahini and blending in a food processor.
This version is from Fay Maschler’s ” Eating In”.