Pea & new potato curry

A low-fat and low-calorie vegetable curry that's made with Madras spice and yogurt


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a low heat for 10-15 mins until soft. Throw in the chillies, ginger and spices, and cook for a few mins. Stir in the potatoes and lime juice, coating in the spice mix.

  2. Add the yogurt, coriander stalks and the stock. Simmer slowly for 35-40 mins until the potatoes are soft and the sauce has reduced. Stir through the peas and cook for another 5 mins. Sprinkle over the coriander leaves, and serve with lime wedges and warm naan bread.

Making your own pea stock

To make pea stock, put leftover pea pods in a large saucepan with half bunch each mint, thyme and parsley. Add enough water to cover, and some salt and black peppercorns. Gently bring to the boil and simmer for 35 mins, then strain. Chill for up to 5 days or freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition per serving

336 kcalories, protein 16g, carbohydrate 50g, fat 8 g, saturated fat 3g, fibre 9g, sugar 18g, salt 0.5 g


Round three of the 'Digging into Data' Challenge

On 5 February, ten international research funders jointly announced their participation in round three of the Digging into Data Challenge, a grant competition designed to spur computationally intensive research in the humanities and social sciences.

During the first two rounds of the Challenge, held in 2009 and 2011, nearly 150 teams, representing universities from across Canada, the Netherlands, the US, and the UK, competed to demonstrate how innovative, computationally intensive research methods could be used to address questions in the humanities and social sciences. Twenty-two of those teams were awarded grants during those earlier rounds, each of them demonstrating new methods for analysing vast digital resources used for humanities and social science research, like digital books, survey data, economic data, newspapers, music, and other scholarly, scientific, and cultural heritage resources that are now being digitized on a huge scale.

The first two rounds of the Digging into Data Challenge sparked enormous interest from the international research community and the media. In 2012, a major report was issued by the Council on Library and Information Resources, noting that "the Digging into Data Challenge investigators have demarcated a new era-one with the promise of revelatory explorations of our cultural heritage that will lead us to new insights and knowledge, and to a more nuanced and expansive understanding of the human condition."

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the earlier rounds, the Digging into Data Challenge is pleased to announce that two additional funders have joined for round three, enabling this competition to have a world-wide reach into many different scholarly and scientific domains. The sponsoring funding bodies include:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (United Kingdom)

  • Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom)

  • Canada Fund for Innovation (Canada)

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (United States)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (United States)

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)

  • National Science Foundation (United States)

  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in collaboration with The Netherlands eScience Centre (NLeSC) (Netherlands)

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada).

Jisc (United Kingdom) will be taking a supportive role by facilitating the progression of the project.

Kanye will perform on SNL, but only if everyone is nice to Kim

The season finale of "Saturday Night Live" will feature a whale of a musical guest: Kanye West. However, this whale is not pleased with the large-mammal comparisons being use by the media to describe the increasing size of his soon-to-be baby mama Kim Kardashian. So, an unusual agreement has been hatched between Kanye, Kim, the writers and producers to make everyone "Hollywood Happy." The writers will parody Kim, but not maliciously ... and it'll still be kinda funny, probably. The episode will culminate in a bonus cameo by Kim K. herself. Life sure was simpler when it was just a matter of which color M&M's were allowed in the dressing room.