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Old 04-15-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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Dinner, Wednesday 15th April.

Tamarind Chicken with Balti Dal.

Been looking forward to making this as wanted to make use of two of my new ingredients.

Yellow lentils, not sure if they are chang dal, chana dal or moong dal, the name seems interchangeable. They seem to cook quicker than other lentils I've used and basically go to a 'mush'

Asafoetida, interesting and quite smelly.



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Old 04-15-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Tamarind Chicken with Balti Dal.

Been looking forward to making this as wanted to make use of two of my new ingredients.

Yellow lentils, not sure if they are chang dal, chana dal or moong dal, the name seems interchangeable. They seem to cook quicker than other lentils I've used and basically go to a 'mush'

Asafoetida, interesting and quite smelly.


Looks lovely. A tip from a friend's MIL (who is Indian), keep the Asafoetida in a sealed jar once opened (what we get here is sold in a little shaker like salt). I don't use it often, but it is the Indian spices section in my spice cabinet (it is now a cabinet). I just popped the container in a 500 ml. canning jar (discovered I had an unopened on when I reorg'd my spices and herbs). There are two containers there--probably won't need to buy more for a decade...
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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Fish and a Caesar salad. Pan seared salmon for me and baked schrod for SO.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #4
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I made a pork loin roast, 'taters and gravy, corn, asparagus and cranberry relish. Plenty of leftover everything and wouldn't you know today Dx went out of town for a few days,
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Pot luck tonight, expecting about 22 folks. Lots of good foods friends have signed up to bring. I (successfully) baked 2 loaves of bread, French and herbed, and made a dozen hamburger buns. I think I have finally figured out how to get bread to rise at 7000 ft elevation.
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Left over chicken stew served along with some crumpets we bought at the British Foods store. They work well together.
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I'm "cooking on paper" tonight. Got a few ideas for recipes, so am playing with those so I can pick up the ingredients I'm missing and give them a whirl over the weekend. One is Turkish, another is South African...
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:29 PM   #8
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Pretzel bread bowls with cheddar/beer/bacon soup.

Bread bowls above.


The bread was a bit soft, wobbly, so didn't trust it to not collapse and make a mess so ended up using bowls anyway. They didn't collapse but better safe than sorry.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:41 PM   #9
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Your bowls and soup look wonderful, medtran.

We're having burgers and steak fries. Easy dinner.
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Your bowls and soup look wonderful, medtran.
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Thank you! The soup was a Mickey Mouse recipe from EPCOT, Canada, Le Cellier, and it was REALLY good.
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