😆 Growing up in England, my mom was very big on making stews in the winter… Yes, I am English and so in those days, my sister and I would flav(our) the stew with whatever we had around us… A-1 steak sauce, ketchup… anything…. my mom used to place it all into a pot, and then hope for the best (or so it seemed)… The dumplings were heavy, and we would ‘fish’ them out, and let them sit for ‘afters’ and eat with jam…… While I have moved on from those ‘one’ pot dinners.. I do LOVE healthy one pot dishes that will make flu a thing of the past…. Eat something healthy, full of spices once a week… and you will see the difference….. no friends, no new customers but I digress… (just kidding)
I was at a client’s home last spring, and she was making this dish – you can adapt it to make it your own – I did.. and here it is:
Red Split Pea side dish ( I am serving it with ham this evening and a nice salad
/main dish (serve it with crusty bread, a nice salad).
No set measurements.. you have to guess and eye ball here… but basically..
saute one large onion in some olive oil together with an inch square of chopped fresh ginger .When golden brown, add some garlic (1 teaspoon), and then add one tablespoon each of garam marsala, turmeric, cumin, ground coriander… 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, salt to taste, 6 or so hot chili peppers to taste, 4 cardamon pods split in half… 2 cups of red split peas (or one cup yellow and one cup red), add 6-8 cups of chicken broth – or vegetable broth is you want – your choice! If it gets too thick, then you add more broth….
May you have no colds or flu this season!
Larchmont & New Rochelle are GREAT!