Anna: It’s time we redressed the balance this month. It’s all cakes, pies and loaves. Time for curry!
Ian: Did I miss the delivery man coming to the door? This looks very professional.
Anna: I do worry that whenever I cook an Indian meal from scratch, all the dishes are the same colour.
Aine: But there’s fresh coriander on top, that gives it a splash of green!
Anna: Anything to break up the orange/yellow theme…..
Ian: Well it tastes delicious, very fresh.
Anna: That’s the great thing about making a curry from scratch. I’ve got a couple of Anjum’s books and it’s always the same: the layering up of the flavours gives the dishes a really unique taste. The problem, I find, is that it takes so blimmin long to cook the curries that by the time they’re finished I can’t be bothered to eat them.
Peter: Tarka the Dhal? Wasn’t that a character in a Disney film?
Anna: I can’t believe you just said that.
Peter: I thought the chicken curry was very nice. It tasted very different to a takeaway curry. Much lighter. And it has a lovely heat that wasn’t too aggressive. It was a bit like a korahi, but with less tomato.
Anna: And the dhal? What did you think to it? I prefer Vic’s recipe I have to say.
Peter: I’d struggle to tell one dhal from another in all honesty. It went together well, and we didn’t need rice.
Anna: I have to make a special mention for the dessert, which was from “Kitchen”: “Lemon Meringue Fool”. Really delicious and incredibly quick and easy to make.
Peter: It had a nice spring/summer taste, though I’m not a big fan of cream as you know.
Anna: What do you think ice cream is made out of??