Monday, 29 June 2009

something different with left over mashed squds...

It's Monday so I made tea for my 2 lovely Brownies (chicken mini fillets dipped in cornflour/water mix and rolled in crushed cornflakes, drizzled with olive oil and baked in oven til done and crispy, served with mash and peas/sweetcorn) and D is big on her carbs, so I deliberately made too much mash and she still ate more than I'd imagined possible! But there was still some left, so I divided it and made 2 different things with it - one to have for our supper, the other cos I fancied it.

The thing I fancied was an utterly Bengali dish, alu bhathe, or alu bharta. V simple, just chopped green chilli, normally also chopped raw onion or spring onion, and mustard oil and salt all stirred into the cold mash til smooth. Inordinately good to eat, and always eaten COLD! Yum...

With the rest, I fried some mustard seeds, curry leaves, seeded sliced chili, turmeric powder and sliced garlic, in a little oil, then I mixed this all into the rest of the mash, with the left over veg thrown in for good measure.

This was served with Pilsbury Variety Mix dosa/uttapams and a really hastily put together coconut chutney from Anjum Anand's Indian Every Day which I have from the library and am definitely planning to buy to keep.

Last Friday, we indulged in her pink pickled prawns recipe, with homemade naans, which I'd probably say now is an easier accompaniment to Indian food than rice! Dough made in breadmachine, naans grilled on pre-heated baking tray for about 3 mins altogether. I've finally cracked the naan issue, won't be doing it any other way again, will post the recipe in another post soon...

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