Monthly Archives: September 2016

Jyoti Surprise

This is a lovely, nourishing, quick to prepare meal, based on a can of Jyoti product,  which never turns out exactly the same — so I refer to it as a ‘Jyoti Surprise’.

While we prefer to cook from scratch sometimes there just isn’t enough time or energy to do that. This recipe relies on using a can of one of Jyoti’s products — be careful as not all of them are vegan or gluten free. The two varieties that I use are Punjabi Chhole and Madras Sambar. You can possibly find them at your local grocery store or health food store (especially if you have an East Indian ethnic population in the area) or you can buy them on-line. I usually order them by the case from Amazon.

To the can of Jyoti I just add a collection of what I happen to have in the fridge — it only takes about 20 minutes to assemble and put in a pot. If I am in a hurry I just put it on the stove for about 30 minutes starting with a high setting for 3 or 4 minutes to get it started, and then dropping to a low-medium setting for 25 minutes or until I am ready to serve it. As I say, I just use what I have in the fridge so the ‘recipe’ below is only a guide. However, I do try to always have some greens (preferably a crustacous green, beans (or other pulse), onion and mushrooms.

Usually I serve it with organic brown rice, which I start 75 minutes before I am going to serve it (that time will depend on your rice cooker)

Try it and see what kind of surprise you end up with