this week | april 8th, 2021

Smoky Mountains, TN — Epson RD1

(I started) A New Job

(I read) Fly Already by Edgar Keret

Other things (I read)

(I wrote) A Poem

(I cooked) Dal Tadka

clockwise from top: poha, dal tadka, raita, grilled veggie taco that really needs some chutney

Ingredients

  • Toor dal or other lentil
  • A secondary legume (chickpeas/chana are a good choice) for textural variety!
  • Ground turmeric for color and flavor
  • Black mustard seeds for flavor
  • Cumin seeds for flavor
  • Indian green chili for heat and flavor, jalapeño works great too
  • Red onion, tomato, other veg you enjoy

Step 0: Sourcing good ingredients

Step 1: Cook your Dal

Step 2: Tadka

Step 3: Assemble

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Brian Lin is a writer, runner, and stray cat lover. A recent Duke grad in CS and English, he is a software engineer by day and a typewriter poet by night.

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Brian Lin

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Brian Lin is a writer, runner, and stray cat lover. A recent Duke grad in CS and English, he is a software engineer by day and a typewriter poet by night.

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