I want a nice rice recipe to go with the lamb korma I am making - but I can't find one that I like the look of (took me ages to find a nice korma recipe I liked).
Basically I am not well and feeling fussy.
What I want is a rice like I get from the really good takeaway we had before we moved.
I'm guessing tumeric to colour the rice, and I know it had cardamon in it plus the usual onions/garlic/chillis. I also want to put peas in it. But I'm thinking it needs something more - something more unusual - poss cloves or cinnamon? The korma is going to be (fingers crossed) quite mild so spicy rice is fine - but I want more flavour than heat iyswim.
And if anyone has a good dahl recipe at the same time I would be over the moon (again can't find one that's quite what I want).
I have been through cookbooks, my usual recipe websites and googled but nothing is quite what I'm looking for.
I can't remember mine exactly but as far as I can recall I toast squashed caradmom pods, coriander seeds, a cinnamon stick and somethign else I can't remember - little long thin seeds - in a dry pan, then add the oil and cook the onions and garlic, then rice and go ahead as normal
I have a fab dahl recipe that I made at least every week when I was TTC and feeling grumpy!
200ml packet of coconut cream 200ml red lentils 400ml water
(or halve/double the quantities depending on the size of the coconut cream packet!)
tspn each ground cumin, ground coriander, 1/2 tspn ground turmeric roughly chopped onion and ripe tomato finely chopped green chili (optional)
Stick it all in a pan, bring to boil, simmer for 20-30 mins, add more water if gets dry.
Gently fry some finely chopped onion until brown, add tbspn black mustard seeds, tspn cumin seeds, fry until they pop, add a few curry leaves (these freeze really well and can use straight from the freezer).
Pour the dressing on the dahl, pop lid on and leave to marinate for 5 mins or so while you do the naan/get plates out etc.
It is v v yummy, tasty, slightly creamy, mmmmm, I really want some now....