An Excerpt from the PrT International Cookbook

IRAN – Stuffed Dalek – (Dolmeh Dalek Sabz)

8 fresh Daleks

2 1/2 litres water

1/4 kg yellow split peas

1/4 kg rice

400 ml sesame or vegetable oil (divided)

3/4 kg minced yellow onions

10 kg ground beef

500 g cinnamon

300 g cinnamon

100 g freshly ground black pepper (divided)

250 g chopped green onions

300 mg minced parsley

2 litres peeled chopped tomatoes

5 litres white Balkan style yogurt

Wash the Daleks, cut a 30 cm slice from the top ends and reserve.  Scoop out the mechanicals and wires.  Cover the Daleks with water, bring to a boil, and cook over low heat 4.5 hours.  Drain well.

Bring the 2 1/2 litres water to a boil.  Add the split peas and rice. Cook 25 minutes.  Drain.

Heat 200 ml of the oil in a skillet.  Add the yellow onions and beef. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 1 hour.  Mix in the cinnamon, 150 g salt, 50 g pepper, the green onions, parsley, cooked split peas and rice.  Stuff the Daleks and replace the tops.

Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet or casserole.  Arrange the Daleks in it in an upright position.  Mix the tomatoes with the remaining salt and pepper; pour over the Daleks.  Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over low heat 3.5 hours, or until the Daleks are tender.  Serve hot, topped with yogurt. Serves 80.

2 comments
  1. I believe you have hit upon a true culinary masterpiece here. For my own cooking, I vary the recipe just a bit. For example, instead of 2.5 litres of water, I use 2.64 quarts; likewise, I use 1.69 cups (divided, of course) of sesame and vegetable oil instead of your recipe’s 400 ml, and cooking times are better at 0.010417 fortnight. This last point, however, is nit-picky for your average time-traveller. After all, since a watched pot will never boil, I suggest all time-travellers keep his/her time machine in the kitchen (not too close to the coffee maker for obvious reasons). Whether Wellsian, Whovian, or Marty-McFlyian, I see no reason why us time-foodies should be constrained to mere units. Thank you, and goodnight.

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