I did up the let-down of puroosing subjects in a bit more critical depth and now for the pulses I also was fingering just the right ideas to do up.

I have an interest in some orange lentils.  I have noted that they’re outer skin removed black pulses or dahl and are likely to be a tad more given to falling into a mush/puree on cooking which is fine for stew.  I also have some typical blue/green kind and a hamhock package.

epicurious offers up the idea curried but not the fancier kind so much but “simpler” which youll note doesn’t seem so simple when the ingredient list is as long as it is.

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2 1/2-inch) fresh jalapeño or serrano chile, finely chopped, including seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils (10 oz)
  • 1 (13- to 14-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 lb zucchini (2 medium), cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • Accompaniment: white rice


the advantage of this offering is simple enough, I bought the coconut milk and have cilantro aplenty ala the garden.  I’m sure to have corriader and and cumin dry spice etc pretty much the list minus the tumeric and zucchini. and perhaps the ginger.

the other idea is a simpler soup/stew  of ham hock onion soy worcestershire sauce lentil and s and p.  I lack the stock bones presently of beef origin but have soon enough a rack of baby back ribs which can have the bones cooked  to falling out of the meat easy enough I’ve done that 🙂  then bake off and boil again for even more delightful uses.

as I pointed out earlier, I’m a bit thin on enthusiasm for either dish at this instant present.  probably because I didn’t spot the lentils with potato idea I thought should be out there, learned the black is the orange/red lentil ultimately lol just as brown rice is white rice too 😀 and this pall of a feeling there isn’t anything new under the sun…. I should point out ironically it’s overcast at the moment…as is my mood.

the phone charges but it’s now so late in the day I doubt that probably works from home lady biller of my doctor is open as it’s suspcious she returns no calls after 2:30p school days which it is summer so I still hope.  but lol, woo ie, I had so much more hope for today than the sour stomach I got with the rare coffee of a pot brewed up not instant.  I saw the dawn as I was remembering the poetic feel of the day before only to feel almost mocking it and the entire day as disney pap.  and bummed out I neglect the rum in the morning coffee which turns out to be a good thing considering the outcome of the coffee experience would have been far more tragic with the addition of the alcohol blues…but still, damn it, it sounded good and then turned out to fizzle… that’s so far how today goes.  that’s just my finger on the pulse of it.

in some justified notion of fairness I enjoyed plenty of time with my favorite internet chase, I did get to reading and investigating many things I’d not known or forgotten and did find out stuff I didn’t know.  I also enjoyed plenty of day-dreamy visions that could have led to stains….you can take it for granted I mean 😉 recipe investigation… but I bet you wont buy that for a new york minute.

By Starman Jones

Everything and Nothing interests me. I cook read, write and even have to clean. I SHOULD NOTE: I'm 40 something.

2 replies on “pulses”

That recipe sounds yummy! I’d give it a whirl! 🙂
Ha! “day-dreamy visions that could have led to stains”…I have those and recipes are NOT involved!!! 😉
I hope the weather and your mood turned from overcast to sunny! 😀
HUGS!!! 🙂

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