Thanks for your response.
I often make very simple curries to try and keep my waistline under control.
Just only yesterday I had plain boiled rice ( I always add a small pice of untreated cinnamon bark into the pot) with a dhall --- just lentils, onions and tomatoes with a dash of chilli and tumeric.
As usual I used about 2 lbs of lentils and made of big panfull which is now portioned up and in my freezer.
Dhall ( umteen ways of spelling it) can vary hugely -- I always like mine to be quite "thick" -- like mushy peas - it is easy to adjust the consistency from a broth like soup to glutinous and "chunky".
I must say that I have got idle in my old age and tend to use the same basic recipe ( from my head) and vary it a bit -- mainly by using different lentils and dried pulses -- as the moment takes me.
I am, by now, an inveterate cook to taste and I am always afjusting flavours and ingredients as I cook.
There is so often a point at which I sample and think --- It's lacking - je ne sais quoi -- and ponder what needs to be added to tweek the flavour. I should make it quite clear that this is not always successful.
Thanks for mentioning ebay. I had been lookng on amazon but I haven't been on ebay for over 18 months now. So your reminder was timely