I have been pretty good with my self help.
Meditation and being in the present is being achieved by yoga class and play time with Zinnia, Sarah and Zephyr, my amazing granddaughters
As for exercise I have to confess I have not been very successful. Going to try harder from tomorrow 👍🏾
Had a great yoga session🌈
Now the recipe:
Simple Haleem Recipe
2 tablespoons of masoor dal (pink lentils)
2 tablespoons of moong dal (yellow lentils)
2 tablespoons of Channa dal (yellow dried split peas)
2 tablespoons of Maash (creamy lentils)
2 teaspoons ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
Water three cups
1. Place the dals in a sieve or colander and wash several times under running water. Washing dals is important as this removes impurities, like soil and little pieces of stones. Transfer dals to a pan and let soak for 30 minutes. Discard the water after soaking is done.
2. Place dals and 3 cups of of water and the rest of the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir throughly. Most dals boil over easily so make sure your saucepan is is deep.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Stir throughly.
4. Turn the heat to low and cook, partially covered, for 45 minutes. End result should be a little thick and soupy (like a runny split-peas soup). You might have to add more water if the dal gets too thick or for few minutes on high heat if there is to much standing water.
Do not let it stick to the bottom of the pan. Use a potato masher to mash roughly half of the dal in the pan at the end of this step.
5. Your haleem is ready! Transfer to a serving dish. Finish with any number of the following herbs or spices prepared in the way described.
a. Fry 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds got 20 to 30 seconds in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Drizzle dal with fried cumin seeds and the oil in which it was fried. Make sure to add the oil as this imparts richness and depth of flavor.
b. Fry 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Garlic should be right brown in color after frying. Drizzle dal with garlic and the oil in which it was fried. Make sure to add the oil as this imparts richness and depth of flavor.
c. Fry 1/2 cup finely sliced onion in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Onions should be golden brown. Drizzle dal with onions and the oil in which they were fried to impart richness and depth of flavor.
d. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
e. For really brave cooks: add 1 tablespoon finely chopped hot green pepper of your choice.
f. Use raw or fry peeled and grated 2-inch piece of ginger in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Drizzle dal with ginger and the oil in which it was fried. Make sure to add the oil as this imparts richness and depth of flavor.
I used all of the garnishes☺️ I do get greedy.