Category Archives: Stir-fry



Was rudely woken by the alarm on my mobile at 6.30 this morning.  Particularly galling as I’m actually on leave today and don’t remember setting the alarm for anything whatsoever short of 2016 (!).  Dossed about listening to Radio 4 for a bit then consoled myself with this spicy Turkish breakfast recipe and a coriander mini-naan, utilising some left-overs from yesterday’s post:-

Original from here:


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Another Day, Another Dhallor


Had a go at Toor Dahl – edible enough but not worth writing up.  Will tweak the recipe, try again some other time.

However, the version of tarka the recipe employed was a little different to the usual spicyonionmixthing, and I redid it separately today, with some Quorn chicken, to create a fresh-tasting, Indian-influenced stir fry.


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Cheat’s Curry


For those in a hurry for a curry but no curry sauce in the cupboard. Recipe copyright(ish) of my mate Michelle, courtesy of the evening after I ended up in A&E with alcohol poisoning*, when I could finally face the concept of food.

No photo due to camera malfunction. (I’m working on it, okay? Jessops charge a fortune….)

*Yes, I’m a fuckwit. Drink sensibly, Kids.

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Tofu and vegetable curry with Date & Tamarind Chutney


Nothing overly exciting, but a tasty and warming riposte to a cold Sunday afternoon nonetheless….


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You know, they had me at “comfort-food”.

Was alerted to the existence of this dish via the The Guardian. Apparently the Korean equivalent of Bubble & Squeak, i.e a good user-up of left-over rice and other meat and vegetable dishes, which is something I’m also a real sucker for.

(I don’t create left-overs. I create dishes with the sole intention of providing left-overs which can then be converted into the proper meal I was intending to create all along).

(Hey, it’s a hobby).

Picked up a couple of additional ideas from here.


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Tomato Chutney, Tofu & Mushroom with Rice-Flour Pancakes


Spotted a bunch of Basics Own Brand Value Range Tomato-Chutney jars clustered forlornly together on a shelf in the supermarket, as the line is being discontinued. Due to successful experiments with the Date & Tamarind Chutney I felt I should acquire a jar or two of the tomato, as spicy tomato paste of any kind has a myriad of uses, and chutney turns out to be a rather splendid form of cheap stir-fry sauce……..



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