So when Tara Cain set the ‘ugly’ project last week, I showed you all the remnants of my boys’ fave dish – Spinach Dahl, and then lots of you . . . asked me for the recipe (which suprised me, considering the state of the pan!)
So here it is, (courtesy of the lovely Rose Eliot) – pink post it note, circa 2003, with note to Mother-in-Law not to use the chilli!
2 tablespoons groundnut oil
2 onions – finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
3-4 cardamon pods
100g red lentils
450g spinach, washed and tough stems removed.
Heat the oil, add onions cook gently, covered for 10 mins.
Add garlic, cumin, turmeric. Crush the cardamon pods, and bung them in. Stir for a couple of mins, then add the lentils and 450ml water. Boil, then cover and simmer for half an hour.
Then pop the spinach in a dry pan and wilt (about 5 mins) Drain, and add to the lentils, then blend for weeny babies, or fussy boys who think they don’t like spinach leaves.