So a couple of folks decided to spend part of their weekend cooking up tasty “daal” — an Indian dish of spiced lentils in support of HoHoTO and called it the Daalpocalypse.
We made five pot-fulls of differently-spiced daal and brought it all in to the office on Monday for our co-workers to enjoy and asked them to make a donation to HoHoTO.
No surprise, this made us very popular with our co-workers. But honestly, daal is dead easy to make. Here’s how I do it:
Boil a cup of lentils in 3 cups of water with a teaspoon each of salt, turmeric and chilli powder for about 20 minutes
Chop up an onion and fry in a big pot with lots of oil (or ghee, if you can find it)
When the onion’s all soft and browning, add a bunch of crushed garlic and ginger, then throw in a chopped tomato.
Mix in the lentils along with a couple tablespoons of garam masala, chopped cilantro and a dash of cream (or almond milk, if you’re anti-milk).
Takes about an hour, which isn’t so much when you consider we earned
TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY DOLLARS
at lunch today! That’s a lot of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
So that’s what FreshBooks was able to do on top of our corporate donation, just by making some easy food for our coworkers. What tasty treats will tempt YOUR coworkers? Post your recipes in the comments, and let’s have a cook-0ff!