A couple of nights ago I found a great seasoning recipe to make up my own Rogan Josh seasoning. I am always on the hunt for seasoning mixes that are made at home and a) are more cost effective and b) don't have any additives, preservatives or other dubious substances.
This discovery naturally lead to us having Rogan Josh for dinner which was delicious, albeit a bit on the spicy side! I love spicy food, hubby has developed a taste for it since meeting me and being convinced to break out of his food comfort zone, and even the kids enjoyed the flavour. I did notice they drank a lot of water though! I served the curry with turmeric rice (yellow rice to the kids) and cauliflower fritters. It's not the most photogenic meal, but it is a taste explosion to eat...
Turmeric rice is a great way to spice up (literally) your standard rice, and the kids love the bright yellow color. Simply cook basmati rice (or whatever rice you like - I use basmati for indian cuisine) in the usual way, but add a teaspoon or two of turmeric to the cooking water when you put it in with the rice.
Turmeric also happens to be somewhat of a wonder-spice. It has many health benefits including and can assist with the treatment of: arthritis, digestive issues, chest disease including the common cold, alzheimers, depression, menstrual issues, and treatment of infections.
For the rest of the meal, here are the recipes (and a few pics)...
- Serve these delicious fritters either on their own as a snack, with a salad for a yummy, healthy lunch or as a side dish for a meal (see my recipe above for Rogan Josh)
- You can substitute the garam masala seasoning for any other herbs and spices of your choice. I used garam masala because I was serving it with an Indian meal, but herbs like thyme or coriander would also work really well.
- To make chia seed meal grind the chia seeds in a coffee grinder until a fine powder forms. If this option is not available to you, you can either use shop bought flaxseed meal, or try LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond) for something a little bit different.
- For anyone following a raw food diet, these will also make delicious little patties. If you are pregnant or against eating raw egg, you can replace the egg in the recipe with a little more chia/flax meal and a couple of tbsp of water or coconut milk to act as a binder, or even just a couple of tbsp more coconut flour would probably work.