The parents made some food for a teachers’ appreciation luncheon the other day, and the teachers were kind enough to ask us for our recipes! Isn’t that nice?
Unfortunately I do fine tuning on the fly, so I really am not clear on what, exactly, went on that day in my kitchen. Here is my recipe:
Tara’s Gajar Matar Dal (Yellow Split Pea Curry)
1.5 cups Yellow Split Peas
like…maybe a palmful of quinoa
7-9 cups Water
1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Tumeric
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Tbsp-ish of olive oil
1 cup Frozen Peas
2-3 Carrots, sliced
2 teaspoons Ginger, shredded
1 teaspoon Cumin Seed
maybe a few Tbsp of tomato paste?
Rinse the dry yellow split peas in a strainer, then place them in a large pot with the water and cook the heck out of them. Get them as soft as you can without dying of old age first.
Put in the tomato paste, if I actually used that. I don’t remember.
In a pan, heat up the oil and add the onion – cook until almost brown. Add the minced ginger, cumin and mustard seed. When it begins to sputter and pop, add the carrots and fry for a few minutes. Add to split peas, then add green peas. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Put in the fridge for 3 days.
Reheat twice for other meals.
Take remainder cold out of fridge.
Add a whole schwack of cumin.
A gloop of coriander.
A bloop of salt and pepper.
A couple shakes of cayenne.
Deliver to luncheon organizers to microwave the next day.