L​eft-over home-made dahl revitalised with added ingredient was better than it was the day before - bollox

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44w ago

T​his dahl was made using the recipe from - wait for it - my forthcoming book, which is for a basic street-food type: everything (except the lemon juice and coriander leaves) goes in the pot together, thence on the heat.

I​t's pretty good, usually. But this time I found it a bit uninspiring. So the next day, I chucked the remains back in the pan, with a bit of extra yoghurt to smooth it out, and then, in an inspired moment, added half a teaspoon of sweet mango chutney.

T​his completely transformed it. I've never read of anyone adding anything sweet to a dahl. in fact I'd never read anything about dahl at all until about 10 minutes before I made my first one for the book. But it really does make a difference, removing the dryness and coarseness from what was a particularly rough-arsed bag of lentils.

T​his is annoying, because the book has already gone to print. If you buy a copy of my forthcoming book (and you should, because then I earn 50p), please turn to the page with the dahl recipe and add, in black biro, 'stir in 1/2 tsp of sweet mango chutney (optional)'.

T​hank you.

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Comments (27)

  • If I was to send you a copy of the book could you write it in for me?

      10 months ago
  • Curry with chutney.

    How Coronation Chicken is made.

    As ever, shall wait till your latest book is in my local charity shop, then pay the 50p.

      10 months ago
  • Get the publishers to change the 2nd edition, as this one flies off the shelves. She said, thinking of your pension.

      10 months ago
    • Yes, this is how my hubs makes more $$ in his writing...”oops a mistake? Well i guess we need to make another edition 🤷🏻‍♀️😆”

        10 months ago
  • You can make wheat dough with the leftover dahl and add coriander leaves, onion, coriander powder (different from coriander leaves) and more ingredients with your imagination and then make paranthe etc.

    Another tip from Indian household 😂

      10 months ago
  • This is an obvious question, and I apologise in advance, but what improvement was relative to the tincture of time?

      10 months ago