I feel better today than I have done in days!
My voice is back and my breathing is much better, though I don't plan on singing anything anytime soon (my voice sounds like I have smoked 60 cigaretts a day for 60 years).
It's finally a little warmer outside, so I took the dogs walking for an hour this afternoon. It was nice, and I think the fresh air did me good.
Back home, I decided to make Indian Pulao for dinner. This is a dish from west India, and is an easy but tasty dish of spiced rice with vegetables.
The spices used are cumin and garam masala, and you can find the vegetables in every store. It's a perfect dish for a Friday night when you want something easy and fast to put on the table.
6 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp cashew nuts (I used unsalted nuts)
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
3 oz fresh or frozen sweet corn (I used canned)
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp golden raisins, chopped
salt to taste
1 cup uncooked rice (I used basmati rice)
Heat oil in a heavy pan and fry the cashew nuts until golden.
Drain and reserve.
Add vegetables and the spices to the pan. Fry for a few minutes.
Add rice and 1 1/2 cup of water. Cook until rice is done and vegetables are soft but still crisp, about 10-15 minutes.
Add cashew nuts and golden raisons and serve hot.
I ate this dish as it is, but DH - the Meat Eater - had some butter fried white fish to go with it. I'm happy to report we both liked it.