Thursday, 15 January 2015

Smoked Haddock with Indian Spiced Lentils for IHCC


Along the Spice TrailThis week's theme for I Heart Cooking Clubs is Along the Spice Trail: Choosing Diana Henry recipes that use exotic and aromatic spices. And a dish I had made a couple of months ago definitely fit the bill - Smoked haddock with Indian spiced lentils from A Change of Appetite
This was a delicious, aromatic take on the Anglo-Indian kedgeree, featuring the lentils and spice (turmeric, ginger, cardamom) of the original Indian khichri, and the smoked haddock and curry powder of a British kedgeree. I adore kedgeree, but I am tempted to say that this dish was better. 
At first sight the recipe contains a worrying triple-carb combination of bulgur wheat, lentils and potatoes, but the potatoes really just provide a different texture. And using bulgur wheat like this instead of just in tabbouleh was a revelation to me. It's just so damn tasty! The recipe as written contains a little bit of cream, for richness. I didn't have any cream but I did want a little richness, so I added a couple of spoonsful of desiccated coconut to the stew. The coconut flavour was so good in it, that I think next time I will skip the cream again but use coconut cream.

6 comments:

Joanne said...

With all these Indian spices, I know I would absolutely love this meal!

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

That looks really great, and I like the use of bulgur wheat here, too.

Zosia said...

Spicy bulgur and lentils sound delicious to me - a great choice for this week's theme.

Kim said...

Any dish with all these spices and all those carbs is good with me ;-) Lentils are so very comforting. Looks gorgeous!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Yum! I like everything about this dish--the spices, the ingredients, and the flavors. A great pick for the Spice Trail theme! ;-)

Grace Phua said...

I love the textures of the lentils, potatoes and wheat. Together with the spices, this definitely makes a filling and yummy meal for dinner :)

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