Monday, 25 May 2009

Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

I made this curry from what I had left in the cupboard and fridge.
I didn't think I had enough spices left to get a nice tasty curry flavour but this turned out really well.



You will need:
2 medium sweet potatoes (chopped);
3 medium onions (chopped);
1/4 lb frozen cut green beans;
1/4 lb split red lentils;
1 tbsp creamed coconut;
1/4 1b texturized vegetable protein
3 tsp marigold vegetable boillion powder;
1 tsp cumin seeds;
1 tsp whole pickling spice;
1/4 tsp red chilli powder;
1/4 tsp ginger;
2 tbsp vegetable oil;
1 litre water (approx)

Fry the spices in the oil, then add the onion and fry till golden brown.
Then add the potatoes, lentils,creamed coconut and texturized vegetable protein, also the water, and cook covered on medium heat till the lentils have softened and swelled up and looking mushy.
Then add the green beans and boillion powder and continue to cook uncovered with the saucepan lid off until most of the water has evaporated and the curry is the consistency you like.
You can serve it with white or brown rice or indian bread, a chutney goes well with this dish.

Town Moor Cattle





Some of the Town Moor Cattle are curious to meet passers by.

Ponteland road Footpath






On Bank Holiday Sunday we had a walk up the footpath beside Ponteland Road. Almost all the trees are now in full new leaf, making a tunnel of green light and shade

Friday, 1 May 2009

Fenham Road, Arthur's Hill, NE4









Shoots of Japanese Knotweeds are vigorously sprouting in an untended spot on Fenham Road.

Looking south on Fenham Road, the local post office does a good trade at the counter and the staff are very friendly.

The are a number of sari shops and shops selling dress fabric in Arthur's Hill.
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