Friday, 6 January 2012

River Cottage Vegetable Curry and Dhal

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I bought my dad Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Veg book for Christmas, which I think he liked, although he seems to think that means I'm prepared to cook for him too... Still I'm counting my forays into vegetarian cooking as my 'new thing' for the week as per my New Year's Resolution so that's something!

I made Chickpea Tomato Ketchup Curry and Dhal both of which turned out quite well, although the Dhal was not spicy enough for me so I'd definitely add a bit more curry poweder next time. Also I accidentally added a tin of haricot beans to the curry intead of chickpeas, so the result looks an awful lot like baked beans! The worrying thing was how long it took me to realise... Maybe I'm not cut out for this cooking business!

ps As you can see I've been trying out the awesome free photolayouts from Pugly Pixel - what do you think? Pugly Pixel is my absolute favourite webdesign blog. It's amazing - you should definitely check it out, especially if you have photoshop or photoshop elements as it's got loads of great free tutorials and graphics.


25 comments:

Alice said...

I bought my boyfriend this book for Christmas, I've not had a chance to have a good look through it yet though. Hugh's books are always full of some great (and practical) recipes though.
Well done on the cooking, I'm sure it tasted delicious xxx

GEMBEAR said...

that looks absolutely yummy! i love making things from recipe books, but it costs a fortune to get all the ingredients - most of which you never use again :(

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

I think you did a great job! It looks delicious!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! //Niina

dinoprincesschar said...

i have to say, this looks delicious! i do want to try and extend my recipe repertoire, and this cook book does sound worth a look :)

Jodie said...

This looks so delicious! Although I eat a lot of vegetarian food I never experiment with it too much, I have have to get the book if everything is a good as this looks! x

Christina said...

ohh, looks lovely. I am writing this as I eat left over dhal for lunch. I made it yesterday but not from a recipe. It is a great, easy and cheap meal to be able to throw together.
Christina x

Rachel Phipps said...

This looks lovely, but curry is not really my thing! I watched some of the show and I was thinking about the book because I don't eat much meat - would you recommend it? Have you tried any other recipes yet from it?

Kate said...

YUMMMM That looks delish. Did you make the bread yourself?

Steph said...

Ooo it all looks so tasty. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of meat I eat this year and to try new recipes. Love the picture layout xx

miss b said...

This looks so good ( a lovely 'after Christmas' meal)- great photos!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

SabinePsynopsis said...

Your photos are delicious, Harriet. Yum-yum-yum-yum!

xo

Lucy said...

Teehee i was actually just thinking, oooh Harriets got some good layout going on here haha! Wow, good job on the curry - high five!

In answer to your comment, I used a tripod! I simply mounted the flash onto my camera and popped it on. Inly thing was, I didn't like using it sideways as the weight of the camera meant the angle was skewed so I had to use it horizontal

xxx

Lucy said...

p.s I BLOODY LOVE RIVER COTTAGE!

daisychain said...

Pretty sure I require this book in my life.

NRC♥ said...

This looks so yummy, are there any veggie recipes?

NRC♥

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Looks very yummy!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!!
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Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

The photo layouts look great! I love trying out new cookbooks, your curry looks delicious!

Pip said...

Looks so yummy, love the photo layout and thank you so much for the link!

Pip x

Kb said...

I'm a recent pugly pixel convert too, it's really got me thinking about pushing my layouts etc. Really craving dhal now, bloggers Dishoom trip anyone?

Vicki said...

ooh ill have to try this! my bf dave has recently become a vegeterain so we are looking for yummy veggie meals to make :)x

yiqin; said...

now im craving indian food L:(

Winnie said...

Oooh that looks delicious! Dhal reminds me of my old uni housemate, she used to make serious batches and would clog up our freezer for weeks on end! Haha. Also, I love Pugly Pixel too, it's such a great place to grab graphics etc. I really want to put some of those to good use!

Maria said...

This looks amazing, I love dhal, it's one of the only Indian things I like!

Maria xxx

Lizzy said...

I agree with Lucy - bloody love River Cottage :). This recipe looks delicious.

I loved your resolution to do one new thing a week - I think that is something I need to adopt too, and to stop wishing the year away! x

RuBee said...

This recipe looks delicious. I tried a aubergine and green bean curry recipe out of the book last week. It was tasty, but like you dhal it wasn't spicy enough. x