So as the kitchen has started to come into shape, I started to bring back some of the storecupboard items I'd been missing.
I'd really been wanting to have a comforting yellow khichdi so I planned this, until I remembered the kids aren't desperately fond of it, and I also discovered that I didn't have very much moong daal. My mother has since told me that actually she makes this with masoor daal, so I'll do that next time. I don't want too many half used bags of lentils in my new kitchen, I want to streamline my ingredients and stores and make it a much easier place to work in.
Anyway, I had a couple of Bulgarian smoked sausages (something similar would be a Matteson's sausage) left from a packet I'd opened a few days before to make an aubergine pasta sauce with, so I sliced those up into half moons and fried them in a little oil in the IP. Once they'd coloured a little on the cut surfaces, I removed them, added a little butter and fried some thinly sliced onion. After these had some golden tinges to the edges, I put back the sausage, and added a half teaspoon of turmeric, a teaspoon of salt, 2 cups of rice, 2 slices of ginger, whatever yellow mung/moong lentils I had left, and 3 cups of boiling water. I also put in a little garlic and onion salts, and also obviously a little Marigold, and I decided to add some green peas for some colour.
I cooked the whole thing on the IP rice setting and it was done before I had finished clearing up and getting the kids organised!
They definitely enjoyed it, but it did make WAY too much for just us. We had a whole lot left that easily fed 3 more people. Most of us ate it drizzled with a little Frank's Hot Sauce, even Tiny!