Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Comfort Food

Cocos,Lentil and Curry Soup

Well having a look at the quite autumnal weather, I have a craving for comfort food.
Comfort food are pot-roasts (far too much effort for a weekday),
Truffade ( made of potatos,garlic and french cheese called Cantal....) and

Tonight we are having a

Coconut, Lentil and Curry Soup

Easy-peasy to make and very comforting.


170 g of Lentils ( I prefer the red Lentils )
white part of a Leek, diced
a diced yellow Bell Pepper
1 Carrot,diced
1 large Potato,diced
some Oil or Butter
Coriander fresh or dried
Ginger, finely grated
some Stock
Curry 1 or 2 teaspoons , depending if you are using a hot or mild Curry
1 can of Coconut Milk (400g)


Let the butter melt in a pot.
Fry the lentils, leek, potato, ginger, pepper and carrot together with curry and some salt.
Then fill the pot with stock, the whole ingredients should be just covered with the liquid.
Then cook until the potatos are tender.
Keep watching the whole process, as the water disappears quickly and you might need to refill a bit of water during the cooking.
As soon as the potatos are tender, add the coconut milk and use a blender to mix the whole soup.
Reheat if necessary...
If you are using fresh coriander this is the time to add it.
Dried coriander of coriander powder could be added earlier.
I add the cumin after adding the coconut milk, just to refine the taste.

The Soup is quite filling, but we like to eat it with some bread.

Cocos,Lentil and Curry Soup

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