Hello my lovely readers!!! I have missed the whole September in a terms of blogging but I haven't stopped dreaming about food, cooking, baking and creating new recipes. As usual, I use simple ingredients, seasonal produce, nutritious and always budget friendly. This time the main character is yellow split peas : rich in protein, flavour and very attractive golden colour. Comfort food - made easy!!
Cauliflower & split peas curry
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp green curry paste
2 cups of cooked split peas or 1 cup of uncooked ( soak in water overnight )
half cauliflower, dry grilled in a grill pan
1 cup of passata
1 tin of coconut milk
salt and pepper
one mug of rice of your choice
Heat a grill pan and place the cauliflower florets. Grill them until they get dark colours around the edges. Set a side.
In a large cooking pot heat up some oil, add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the curry paste and stir for 2 - 3 minutes.
Add the cooked split peas, cauliflower, passata, coconut milk and one cup of vegetable stock or water. Add some salt and pepper.
Stir it all up and cook for 15 minutes.
Serve with cooked fluffy basmati rice.
Split peas dip
one cup of cooked split peas
1/2 cup water from the cooked peas
1 heaped Tbsp tahini
1 clove minced garlic
juice of half a lemon
Place all the ingredients into a big jar and blend it, using a stick blender.
You can also place the ingredients into a food processor but the first method saves you washing up :)
Add some olive oil before serving .....
This soup is made of all sorts of vegetables such as: leek, carrots, potato, parsnip and celery.
To make the soup more tick I add one cup or more of cooked yellow split peas before I liquidise it .