This dinner was made super-fast by the addition of two dead handy ingredients: Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Onion Curry Base and Patak’s Balti paste. This wiped so much time off the cooking, all I was waiting for was the cauliflower to get tender. The Waitrose onion curry base is particularly great; sweet, spicy and tender onions, garlic, ginger and chilli in a jar sweated down. Look out for them.
Quick cauliflower dhal:
Half a jar of Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Onion Curry Base
Half a jar of Patak’s Balti paste
1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1 litre vegetable stock
1 tin green lentils, drained
1 tablespoon double cream
- Heat a little oil in a deep pan and add the onions. Cook for a minute and stir in the curry paste. Add the cauliflower and cook for another minute stirring to coat the cauli in the pastes.
- Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. After five minutes add the lentils and continue cooking until tender. Just before serving stir through some cream.