Keep your finger on the pulse – here’s three of the best pulse recipes from Shared Kitchen!
There are a handful of really great pulse recipes on Shared Kitchen. One of Ilaria’s, posted in June last year, deserves to be brought to the forefront again because it is so delicious.
Make Ilaria’s Spicy ChickPea Bunnuce Burgers with Green Chilli Yoghurt Dressing part of your repertoire – she softens a red (bell) pepper and onion together, then adds some spices and mixes this with drained semi-squished canned chickpeas. She then fries it off in pattie shapes, and Woo-hoo, you have chickpea ‘burgers’ served on lettuce leaves instead of bread buns. Add a little green chill yoghurt dressing and a fresh tomato vinaigrette and you’ve got quite a party going on. Scoop ’em up, scoff ’em up and come back for more.
If you want to step on the gas and go even spicier, then try out Dal with Cauliflower. Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that soaks up flavour if you let it, and it works really well here with chilli, turmeric and ginger, and a mix of red lentils and channa dal or split yellow peas. You can find these sorts of lentils and dried peas in Indian food stores or some health food shops. Buy extra! ‘Cause you are going to love this enough to make it again and again.
Hummus, hummus, hummus .… yep, it’s one of the most useful things to have on hand because it is so useful: great as a dip with crusty bread or crunchy crusts; superb on toast topped with roast tomatoes, or fried eggplant, or grilled vegetables; it helps hold a sandwich together – especially handy with dainty little cocktail sandwiches (try with flaked smoked fish, mint and chopped preserved lemon); it can be thinned to a sauce with yoghurt and works a treat with barbecued or grilled lamb kebabs or in burgers; it can be spiced up (with cumin, chilli etc,), tarted up (with more lemon or pomegranate molasses), and herbed up (with mint, basil, parsley, chives etc,). It’s cheap, it’s spectacularly good for you, and you can even freeze it! Why the hell aren’t you making some now!!!
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