Friday, 9 January 2015

Bombay Chicken with Red Split Lentils #RecipeClippings

Do you keep recipes clipped from magazines, labels, leaflets and newspapers? I've been doing it since my teens, and for many years I used to cut them all out individually and file them in those photo albums that used to be available, the ones with peel-back plastic pages. Eventually my pile of clippings reached unmanageable proportions and the books ceased to be available, so now they're all crammed into cardboard folders. But I have about a dozen photo albums filled with recipes, mostly from the late 1970s and early 1980s, and there are many recipes in them that I come back to time and time again.

One of them is called Bombay Chicken with Split Red Lentils. I can't remember which magazine it came from, but it looks as if it may have been Slimming Magazine as it gives the calorie count (only 320 calories) and fat units. It's very easy to make and produces a very hearty meal.

I served it with a selection of "English style" curry accompaniments - minted yoghurt, apples with raisins, bananas with peanuts, and tomatoes with red onions and cumin seeds.

And with some "Mock Pilau Rice"  made by frying a sliced onion, adding a little turmeric and stirring in leftover cooked rice and some frozen peas.

I'm joining in with the new challenge at Farmersgirl Kitchen   - #RecipeClippings


  1. Now I know what to do with my split lentils !!

  2. that looks so damn fine!... I love anything like this where its all made in one pot... gorgeous!

  3. Oh Jane, your collection sounds fantastic. The photo album idea is great, what a pity they are no longer available, although you might need an extension for your 'library'! The Bombay Chicken sounds great, perfect for cold January days, frugal and low cal, what more could you want? Thanks for joining me for #RecipeClippings

  4. What a lovely meal! I must join in Janice's challenge, as I have one zillion of magazine cuttings and clippings, none organised though. I keep them in files and in boxes, a lot of these boxes are under my bed, just not to annoy my DH, who would gladly recycle all my old magazines' collection. Love your choice of side dishes, they look so nice.


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