22 August 2018 Lorraine

Masala Dal is typically served with Vegetable Pilaf or Biryani, at least here in South Africa it is. In the good old days every Hindu wedding had a vegetable pilaf with masala dal on the menu. Such simple food and yet so delicious. I love those memories. Their are many variations to cook Dal. This Masala Dal is cooked with yellow split peas, spices and masala. You can add brinjals to this Dal but I prefer not to. I remember my mum always added Brinjals to her dish but I always picked them out. I do like brinjals but I…

17 August 2018 Lorraine

I love potatoes, I can stay away from lots of carbs but just not potatoes.  You give me potatoes in any shape or form and I will devour it, when I was much younger I couldn’t let a day go by without crisps so I think that’s were my addiction to potatoes started. It’s why I absolutely love these  Spicy Fenugreek Fried Potatoes. But I promise I don’t eat potatoes everyday although I could. This recipe is a lovely way to have fried potatoes without it being bland, has just a hint of spice with a soft centre and crisp…

17 August 2018 Lorraine

I always hated pumpkin until I married my husband. I didn’t know how to cook it and never thought I would want to. But after hearing all his moans about how he missed his mum’s Easy Pumpkin Curry I was forced to get the recipe and make an effort to cook it with love. Surprise surprise I actually liked it and I’ve now been converted. It isn’t as bad as I thought it would be , sometimes we just have to give some things a chance before we judge. The sweet and spicy combination works so well together. You can…