For cuisine night this time, I put out a poll on Instagram asking people to choose between two options. Nepalese and Canadian. It was a fairly close call, but Nepalese just came out in front. Our cuisine night was full of delicious curries and one unfortunate disaster.
This was a simple dish, made up of lentils, a few spices and some boiled rice. But it was perfect as warming comfort food – the kind that you keep eating spoonful after spoonful. That coriander on top gave a lovely burst of freshness too. We pretty quickly polished off the whole bowl!
This dish had some beautiful, complex flavours – including ginger, coriander seed and cumin. We didn’t add as much chilli as the recipe suggested because Gabriel was eating it too, but I would have preferred just a bit more spice to make it perfect. The chicken was very tender and this turned out to be my favourite dish of the cuisine night.
Some cuisine night dishes just don’t turn out. Unfortunately, this was one of them. I was looking forward to the mix of nuts and spices in this rice pudding. But somehow we managed to burn the milk while making it, and the whole pudding had an overpowering burnt taste! On the plus side, the chai tea was warmly spiced (like I hoped the pudding would be) without any of the burnt flavour.
For our next cuisine night, we’re visiting the seat of King Arthur’s throne and a tiny family history connection.