we try to cook all our meals fresh from fresh produce. after i had my first child the midwife recommended a book which was big on freshly prepared meals. it said that since we are living beings we need to eat food that keeps up alive and enlivens us. makes sense. it's also an ayurvedic principle to avoid processed food and left-overs since they produce toxins in your body.
so this is what i made for lunch for us today: kofta balls on saffron rice with tahini sauce and the last of our home grown cherry tomatoes and basil….
it was quick and easy to make:
while the rice was cooking with a few strands of saffron and a pinch of salt i mixed
- 1cup of grated cabbage
- 1cup of grated cauliflower
- 3/4 cup of chickpea flour
- salt and curry powder to taste
you need to squeeze it with your hand until it sticks together. here's what it looked like after i had already used half of it…
then you make little balls….or ovals…or whatever shape sticks together easily….
and fry them in ghee or olive oil until golden brown (takes about 5-10 min per batch)…..
i served them with tahini sauce and some cherry tomatoes and basil. the original recipe is from kurma dasa's book 'quick vegetarian dishes' where he serves the kofta balls with cous-cous and tomato sauce…
it made a nice lunch for a sunny autumn day.
(this meal was brought to you by the fly on the wall in our kitchen)