“Mmmmmm…..That Smells Amazing….”

most of my creative energy these days goes into things other then cooking. so when a dear friend went away for the weekend and i received most of her veggie box that she has delivered every week i suddenly felt inspired to improvise on a laksa – a singaporean/malaysian coconut curry/soup that you eat with  rice noodles…

first i pan roasted a teaspoon each of cummin and coriander until they became fragrant and then i ground them…

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then i grated and chopped some of the fresh ginger, turmeric and garlic and cooked them in some ghee for a couple of minutes and then added three chopped tomatoes and let it all cook for 10 minutes…

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next i chopped the veggies and added them together with two cups of water and some curry powder…

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while the veggies were cooking i put on the rice noodles. ones the veggies were soft i added a tin of coconut milk, a tablespoon of tamarind paste, three tablespoons of palm sugar and some salt…

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to serve you put the noodles in the bowl first and then top it with the laksa and some chilli and lime juice….

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it was so nice to hear a 'mmmmm… that smells amazing' rather then the usual 'oh no, not rice and dhal again'…

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i only just noticed though that someone is playing with their food!!!!

anyway, thank you so much for the veggies, dawn, that inspired me to cook a non-boring meal.

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