Monday, February 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Didn't do this last week and regretted it!

However, I did discover a new Dal recipe that is excellent. I plan to make some and freeze amounts for DH's lunches, accompanied by some boiled eggs.

Moong Dal Uttar Pradesh Style
200g yellow moong dal
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2.5 cm square piece of fresh ginger, chopped
3 plump garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
8 curry leaves
1 tbsp butter or oil
Wash dal well, soak for 15 mins.
Bring 1 litre of water to the boil, add the dal along with the tomatoes, chilles, ginger, two thirds of the garlic, plus the cloves and tumeric. Return to the boil, add salt to taste. Cook for 30 mins. Remove from heat, whisk gently with an egg beater till the grains are mashed. Add the coriander and curry leaves, cook for 5 mins.
Heat the butter or oil (in a ladle, they suggest), add the remaining garlic and fry till golden. Pour in the dal. Consistency of dal should be like creamy soup.

Monday - Lamb chops marinaded in kiwifruit/soy sauce/garlic, roast pumpkin (a spud for DS) and spinach briefly stir-fried with garlic and a dash of fish sauce
Tuesday - Chicken honey mustard pie with salad
Wednesday - Malay Beef Curry in the crockpot
Thursday - Sweet chilli chicken in the crockpot, rice, green salad
Friday - chilli con carne (a la Nigella's Feast book), guacamole, tortillas, Galilee cheese
Saturday - Pumpkin seed pesto ravioli*, salad * might use ricotta instead of tofu since DH is not a fan
Sunday - Glass noodle soup with prawns, pork and mushrooms. Might make a jungle curry too if I feel like we need more.


  1. Your chops sound lots fancier than mine, which will be thrown on the BBQ! Enjoy your week.

  2. oh yum the pumpkin seed pesto ravioli salad sounds good. Might check out that chicken honey mustard pie recipe.

  3. Ooh haven't had dahl in yonks might have to try that one

  4. yum, I love reading what you're having for dinners

  5. hey penny. thinking of you today. hope you are doing all right.


  6. OK now I need the recipe for the malay beef curry in the crockpot (since malaysian is my favourite cuisine and the crock pot hasn't seen the light of day since last winter!)