Boy, so since the last time things have changed... But let's not dwell on that eh?
It is getting ridiculously cold and Glasgow had its first snow of the year on Tuesday! Iæm more of a Summer/Autumny kind of person myself, so the cold weather is an excuse for something hearty.
With a twist this time, as you add a little curry powder or paste to give it that lovely spiced aroma - Yum!
I was having one of my best friendsover for dinner, and I hadno time to make dumplings from scratch - so I used gnocchi! Ready made, but they made a perfect addition to this dish, with a different texture. We ate, we watched That 70s Show and giggled like girls and polished off some caramel icecream with whisky and cream liquer - delicious!
Curried Hot Pot with Gnocchi
(Serves about 4)
1tbsp cumin seeds
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 litre vegetable stock
1 tbsp medium hot curry paste or 2 tbsp curry powder (I made my own emergency curry mix)
1 kilo vegetables (I used about 5 potatoes, 1 parsnip. 2 carrots, and 1 leek), diced
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 bag of gnocchi (I think they usually measure at 300-400g?)
Wholemeal pita bread to serve - toasted of course!
- In a large pot, dry fry the cumin seeds for a minute until fragrant, add the turmeric, ginger and tomatoes and stir for a further minute before adding stock, curry powder/paste and vegetables - add a bit of pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
- Now add the gnocchi and cook for as long as instructed, once done, turnthe heating off, stir through the lime juice. Toast the pita bread and serve! Apartfrom the chopping, this dish basically makes itself. Yum!
I hope you are having a great week so far! I myself managed to fall in the stairs in the hall quite badly andhadto go to the hospital for x-rays.... Thankfully there were no broken bones, but it hurtas hell! It will get better soon, but until then I just have to take it a liiiittle bit easier.
Oh! And last weekend I got to go to the BBC Good Food show here in Glasgow and I finally got a spiraliser! So hopefully I will have some nice light recipes coming up in the near future *smiles*
Original recipe: Delicious Low-Fat Recipes, p. 103