We all have good intentions when it comes to using up leftovers. But perhaps, like us, you can admit to coming unstuck when it comes to remembering to eat up that carefully stored curry at the back of the fridge!
Sound familiar? Then Ovie Smarterware might just be the solution to the problem. Infact this is the new high tech food storage systemthat the company inventors boast will do the memory prompting for you, allowing you to keep tabs on whatever's lurking in the fridge.
Billed as the first connected food storage system it's an all bells and whistlesstorage system that uses a clever system of digital smart tags, or "brains" that can track how long food has been kept.
The tags simply attach to the containers or clip to packets and have LED lights that change over time - red signalling time's up. The phone app reminds you when the various contents in the fridge are coming up to their use by date, without ever having to root through the fridge. And if you have an Amazon Alexa, you can even tag your food by telling your assistant what to track and suggest some recipes later.
It's just launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where a starter kit costs $85. Take a look and see if you think it's what your fridge has been waiting for.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.