Today, the 18th of February is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent – the season of fasting and prayer and observing moderation and frugality. Christians all over the world observe it in their own way, be it giving up of certain habits or luxuries which also extends to festive and luxurious eating. This Lent I hope to give up sweets which I simply cannot resist – this includes sweet baking too and so my meals at home will be simple and frugal starting with this boshi.
Today’s boshi is a simple one with Dal Khichdi – my comfort food, prepared with rice, lentils, carrots and spinach cooked together till mushy and served piping hot with a dollop of ghee. You can also see a small bowl of yogurt/curd that goes so well with this frugal yet nourishing meal. Papad and pickle (I used prawn pickle here) add to the flavour quotient.
3. Prawn Pickle (You can use any pickle) – Recipe for prawn pickle coming up!