I made this recipe yesterday evening just for the "Frozen Yoghurt" event at Siri's Corner. And boy, arent I glad I made it!? I started out thinking that this is actually a soup (and I still am not sure about whether it is) but then I kind of had the feeling that this is actually something that is taken with rice. Anyways, I enjoyed it immensely on its own. I was surprised when my lil one joined me. The stock actually lends a beautiful flavor to the soup and the best part is that it is very simple and takes mere minutes to put together. It has some of the best flavours of Indian cuisine coming together to form a really fragrant and tasty soup. I felt that it was similar to the kachiya moru of Kerala. I used the chili oil for the first time - it had a slight spicy flavor to it and all in all, I am very happy with this recipe. I would have it as a soup any time!! Enjoy!
Recipe (Serves 4) :
Oil - 1 tbsp
Black mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - minced, 2
Garlic - crushed, 1/2 tsp
Ginger - grated, 1/4 tsp
Yoghurt - 3/4 cup
Vegetable stock - 3 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ground turmeric - a pinch
Ground red pepper - a pinch
Cilantro - 1 tsp, minced
Mint leaves - 1/2 tsp, minced
Chili oil - a few drops to garnish (optional)
Heat the oil in a saucepan and stir fry the mustard seeds for about 1 minute until they crackle.
Add the green chillies, garlic and ginger.
Stir fry for 5 minutes and then add the yoghurt, stock and salt.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the yoghurt from curdling.
Add the turmeric, red pepper, coriander and mint leaves.
Mix well and serve hot, sprinkled with a few drops of chili oil.
Source: Authentic Recipes from India by Brinder Narula.
- I only made half the recipe.
- I dont like mint leaves, so I omitted that.
- Chicken stock can be used in place of vegetable stock. Or else, two chicken stock cubes in 3 cups of boiling water can be used.
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