Fridge is running down nicely, but still have a fair bit of Veg to use up, so I thought I would make some Coconut and lentil Dhal for work lunches, with some Homemade Chapati to dip.
I have made this before, but I wanted to show how a few odds and ends can make a weeks work of work lunches for pennies. I am using the Thermomix, but a large pan will work just as well, just more mixing and chopping.
Into the Thermomix bowl I add a medium carrot chopped into 4, a peeled onion, again chopped in 4, same with the pepper, 2 peeled cloves of garlic, an inch of peeled ginger and whizz on speed 5 for 5 seconds.
5 seconds from large chunks to pulp – I love my Thermomix.
I then add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a tin of coconut milk, 200g of lentils, a teaspoon each of cumin and coriander, a pinch of chilli flakes, and of salt and pepper. Cook at speed 2 for 25 minutes, heat 100.
Season to taste and Ta-da – done…
I then tip this into plastic soup mugs, leave to cool and pop into,the freezer till you need them 🤗
The Chapati are easy as anything, I make a dozen at a time and freeze them.
2 cups of plain flour and half that of plain yoghurt, a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt and mix together till it forms a smooth dough.
Leave to rest for 20 minutes.
Cut into 12 pieces.
Heat a dry frying pan or Tawa over medium heat, roll out each piece till very thin using some flour to stop them sticking, and pop in the pan for a couple of minutes each side till bubbled and speckled brown.
carry on till all cooked 😊
Inlet these cool then pop into a ziplock freezer bag and take out what I need, as I need it.
Dhal, Chapati served with a spoon of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of coriander – cheap and delicious