Heat the oven to 200C/180C FAN/GAS MARK 6
Roughly chop the sweet potatoes, place them in a pan of water and bring to a boil – until they are slightly softened
Heat a roasting tray in the oven with some sunflower oil – then toss the sweet potatoes in the hot oil, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, and place the tray back in the oven for the sweet potatoes to roast for around 20 minutes until caramelised and crispy on the outside.
For the rice; rinse the rice in a sieve thoroughly. Place the rice in a saucepan with the water. Add the knob of butter, the saffron, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise
Bring to a fierce boil and then turn it right down and put the lid on. Cook gently for around 10 minutes
For the dhal; put the lentils in a pan with the water and bring to a gentle simmer
While they are heating add the teaspoon of turmeric, the pinch of asafoetida and a couple of bay leaves to the lentils. The lentils will take about 15 minutes to cook
While they are cooking – make the garam masala by placing all the spices into a pestle and mortar and grinding them into a smooth powder
Heat a frying pan with a little oil or ghee and gently fry the onions. Add the red chilli, the ginger and the garlic
Add a couple of teaspoons of the garam masala to the frying pan and allow to fry gently
When the sweet potatoes are ready, remove them from the oven and drain them on kitchen paper
Toss the sweet potatoes into the frying pan so they are coated in the spicy mix
When the rice is ready season with some salt and add the lemon juice and zest
Check the lentils are cooked. Put two handfuls of spinach into the lentils and stir around
Serve some of the lentils into a bowl. Spoon on the sweet potato, spice and onion mix on top to serve with the roughly chopped coriander sprinkled on top. Serve with a bowlful of rice
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Tip five: some taboo of choosing the color Decorative painting can not only placed behind the sofa in the living room, TV wall, inside the bedroom, also can placed in outside the kitchen, balcony, villa walls. But the point you should noting that, when putting painting you should choose the color according to different space. General speaking , modern style interior decoration is mainly based on white, when you choose canvas painting, it should mainly be with yellow and red tones. Don't choose negative effect canvas painting, you should chose a bright color canvas painting for living room, if the interior color is very stable, such as walnut color, you can choose high ash, partial artistic canvas painting. Tip six: Canvas painting shape should correspond with the space shape If the wall where put decorative painting is a rectangle, you can select the same shape single canvas painting or popular group canvas painting, especially the group canvas painting, different layout and spacing can achieve different effects. However, if some places need half round canvas painting, only you do is change the content of painting, for example, you can leave some space, because there is no semicircular decorated box in the market. Tip seven: canvas painting accessories should be in accordance with the local atmosphere. the surrounding environment pattern change, combined with the master's style and preferences attach some different effects of canvas painting may reflect the unexpected artistic conception.
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