Recipes for British Beans, Peas & Quinoa
In this high days and holidays dal from Northern India, enriched with butter and cream, Jenny Chandler
substitutes British whole red lentils
and red haricot beans
for the traditional black urad dal and red kidney beans. As Jenny says, "the result is just heaven", perfect as a stand alone main dish with a little rice or a flatbread alongside or great as a player in an indulgent spread.
Christine McFadden's new book Flour is a tour de four, comprehensively covering flours of every kind, from almond to yam. Among the recipes for pea flour
, fava bean flour
and quinoa flour
is this excellent plum and frangipane tart made with "the most beautiful melt-in-the-mouth" yellow pea flour
Split yellow peas
make a wonderfully satisfying dal, prepared in much the same way as the classic chana dal (made with split chickpeas) of India. The peas give a smoother texture than chickpeas but it’s possible to keep a bit of the firmer texture, if preferred, if you keep an eye.
These quick and simple vegan pancakes can be cooked from scratch in just half an hour. The Fava Bean Flour
adds a deliciously nutty earthiness. Thanks to Maggie Franks of Delicious Nutritious
for the recipe inspiration.