My parents-in-law are now home from their grand overseas adventure – so we wasted no time in scheduling a family dinner over the weekend. For there were lots of baby cuddles to catch up on (and two bigger sisters who had missed their grandparents dearly!)
And, as is proving to be the norm for our family dinners, there was no shortage of food. We decided to pull together an Indian-style dinner – with spicy lamb shoulder (slow coked for 6 hours) and a tomato / potato curry being the stars. The usual sides – raita, kachumber, rice, naan and pappadums also made an appearance – but I couldn’t resist trying a new dish to throw some green into the mix.
Enter: an Indian-style salad. Inspired by this Jamie Oliver recipe.
Crunchy lettuce, radishes, carrots, spring onions and tomatoes, mixed with a good amount of fresh herbs (coriander and mint). Dressed with toasted spices (fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and mustard seeds), mango chutney and lemon juice.
The salad was finished with crumbled pappadums – adding some extra crunch and a little saltiness.
A lovely little addition to our Indian dinner indeed. Oh and it made for a pretty good lunch the next day too!