This lovely dal lends itself well to diced butternut squash in place of lentils. The kick of lime and smooth, creamy yogurt swirled on top add delicious tartness and visual eye appeal.
Tip: To make ghee, gently simmer butter in a saucepan until it begins to caramelize, which makes it nutty tasting and aromatic.
If you’re concerned about sodium, substitute water for vegetable broth, or use half broth and half water.
Sometimes it’s difficult to find seeds such as mustard or cumin. In such cases, the soup is made equally delicious by adding more ground cumin to the broth and a bit of Dijon and vinegar.
Heat oil or ghee in large soup pot over medium heat. Add cumin and mustard seeds and sauteu0301 until they begin to pop, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Immediately add onion, ginger, turmeric, ground cumin, and pinch of salt. Stir together and sauteu0301 for about 3 minutes or until onion is soft. Add diced tomatoes and sauteu0301 for a minute. Add stock (or water) and stir in red lentils and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until lentils are soft. Add salt to taste. Remove cinnamon stick and stir in lime juice and agave syrup.
Pureu0301e in batches until smooth, adding a little more stock if thinner soup is preferred. Serve with cilantro and a dollop of yogurt.
This dish provides a flavourful twist on the famous patatas bravas that many of us know and love. Here, traditionally crispy potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce are swapped out for roasted butternut squash and a smoky pepper sauce. This dish offers fantastic umami flavour loaded with smoky and subtle bitter notes, compliments of roasted red peppers. The creamy sweet garlic yogurt drizzle is the perfect accompaniment to balance the bold piquancy. A perfect couple! Get saucy Keep this 5-minute yogurt sauce on hand to liven up a variety of vegetables and other dishes. Get creative!
Enjoy the zippy tang of sherry vinegar, popular in Spanish cooking, and the briny taste of capers in this zesty take on roasted cauliflower. Serve as a tapas side or on a charcuterie board accompanied by a selection of Spanish meats, cheeses, and olives. The smaller, the better The smaller you cut garlic, the more oils you’ll release, providing additional flavour. Looking to achieve more subtle flavour? Slice your garlic rather than crushing it.
Braising these hearty beans not only changes their texture but leaves them creamy and satisfying. Using a savoury broth with saffron for braising provides the traditional Spanish flavour, similar to a paella. This dish is served as a shared side, but it could also be served with rice and vegetables as a delicious stand-alone dinner or as a satisfying nourish bowl. Swap your spirits Try substituting vermouth for white wine in this recipe, if you have some on hand. It’s a great alternative to wine and will last much longer in your cupboard. An added perk? You can save that nice wine for sipping.
With Spain’s expansive coastlines and multiple islands, seafood is a staple of the cuisine. This quick and easy prawn dish will add a pop of protein and a wonderful smokiness to your tapas-style lineup. Sustainable seafood When choosing prawns (or any seafood), opt for sustainable varieties that recognize and even reward sustainable fishing practices. As an important protein in many cultures, seafood, caught sustainably, helps contribute to healthy oceans < and > healthy communities.