Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: August 28. 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 15 to 20 minutes
This makes a good main dish for a summer supper.
Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: March 2, 2018
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: about 1 hour
Translated from Turkish, the name of this recipe is “The Imam Fainted”. I will leave you to decide why.
Although I had purchased some jasmine rice to accompany this dish, I did not get time to make it. Since I found the filling a bit acidy, it was a serious omission. My daughter did not care for the eggplant but suggested a long, Asian eggplant might give better results.
Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: January 31, 2018
Yield: 1 10” pie
Time needed: 1 hour
This was quite good except for the crust; the recipe calls for lining the crust with sliced tomatoes, but that made it rather soggy. Otherwise the filling was fine and we enjoyed it.
Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Date tried: January 29, 2018
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 40 minutes
I never cease to enjoy the delights of Indian cookery. Prior to beginning this dish I took time to prepare the brown onion paste and the spinach purée from scratch. I steamed the spinach for the purée to avoid too much water and that worked very well. The onion paste is simply browned onion slices puréed with a very little water.
I also reversed the order of the instructions and browned the chicken pieces first thing, so they would be ready to add to the spinach with no delay. And I really appreciated the result. Excellent!
Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: January 13, 2018
Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 quarts)
Time needed: 3 hours if beginning with dried beans
This makes a large quantity of sauce and I think 6 servings is an underestimate. The final simmering is best done in a slow cooker so, starting with dried beans and the necessary pre-soaking as well as the time to cook the beans, then 4 or more hours in the slow cooker, one needs to plan for a two-day project.
Out of that possibly only 20 minutes is active preparation.
The resulting sauce is quite pleasant though. I think I will find plenty of uses for it.