There are different types of comfort foods for winter days...soup is a big attraction at lunch time. Slow herby stews simmering through the afternoon for dinner. Lovely chicken or lamb pies. Fruit crumbles with custard...yes, these all do it for me!
Yesterday we had a curry craving and made up a quick vegetable curry at lunch time...
Chop two onions peel and chop two carrots and 2 potatoes, grate 2cm piece of ginger, chop one red chilli, press 4 cloves of garlic and fry gently in some olive oil.
Add 1 tablespoon each of coriander and cumin powder, 1 heaped teaspoon of fennel seeds, 4 cardamon pods, 2 sticks of cinnamon and fry.
Add two chopped green peppers, two chopped fresh tomatoes along with a can of drained chick peas.
Allow this to simmer slowly.
I like to make my own rooti, but didn't have time for the three stage process, so I quickly made some wraps with freshly ground spelt.
I used our mill to grind up some whole organic spelt, but you could buy it ready ground at the health store. The spelt gives these rooti's such a nutty crunchy flavour.
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of water or a little more.
Blitz this all in a food processor until it makes a ball. Put it on a flour surface and cut it into 12 equal portions.
Roll each portion until its roughly circular and then fry in a medium hot pan on both sides.
Top with the vegetable curry and fresh coriander....
Sitting at the fire munching these we didn't feel the cold, real comfort food.