Monday, October 1, 2007

The Pahadi thing

So my quest for all things true seem to lead to all things food! These days I think of blogs in terms of recipes and I guess I could do a lot worse?

The last few weeks have been particularly exhausting and what with this and that, I can barely seem to keep any food down. Getting through a day of home, hearth, child and office from dawn to dusk has me a little lost sometimes - where's me in all of this I wonder? (Ok, not ALL the time, but enough to sit up and take notice). So the last evening I spent all by my lonesome, curled up on my couch (for all of 5 minutes) with the house fragrant with the evening puja incense and warm with the diyas was a special one. I had 3 hours to "discover" myself again and of course I headed straight to the kitchen! Tired from hours of nausea and the hard work of catering to my son, employees, clients etc. all I wanted was a delicious, simple and comforting meal to up my happiness quotient.

20 minutes later I had it in the form of "Methi Jholi and Basmati Rice". A recipe from my Pahadi origins to soothe the soul I tell you. Must share this:

Methi Jholi:

1. A bunch of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves or 2 tbsps of dry Kasuri methi.
2. 1 Tbsp of atta (wheat flour).
3. 2 tsps ghee.
4. Pinch each of turmeric, chillie and jeera (cumin seeds) powder.
5. 250 ml of thinned down yoghurt beaten with a whisk
6. Salt to taste.
7. About 100 ml of water.

Heat some ghee in a heavy pan and stir fry the methi till fragrant. Add the atta and fry coninuously for 2 minutes till its turns golden brown. Now add enough water to make a smooth paste without lumps. Once the mixture blends, add the dry masalas and fry for 30 seconds.

Now add the beaten yoghurt and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add salt and garnish with corriander leaves.

Pour this divine kadi over some hot basmati rice. You won't need any asides to complete this wonderful meal. Trust me on that.

9 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

yep..that was divine...and so r u....

rahin said...

hey madhumita , the kadhi sounds simple n yummy , wud luv if u cud also include the pics , btw i have blogrolled u

Madhumita. said...

I know Rahin ... I really need to start taking photos. I'm quite motivated now :)

Tx for adding me to your list.

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Keshi said...

u hv a great blog...

Came here after Tys recommended ur blog :)


Keshi.

Prats said...

Knowing u have Tys on ur side...had to peep into this blog to meet u.
Am I glad I did....U write well :)
U havent updated for long??

Congrats ...heard about the new makings...and hope u looking after urself well...

Thinking aloud said...

okey...everyones coming here because of tys...now make up ur mind whether u want to treat him or err...

i agree with prats...u write very well...

i like this recipe...wanted to comment on it after trying it...so wait for teh review...

take care...
Suma

Tys on Ice said...

hey mads, u been tagged..now go to my blog and find out wht that means and get on it woman...

i hve this feeling theres more wierdness to u thn wht meets the eye :)

hey while u r at it, post tht mutton chop recipe..better still, just make it..

Madhumita. said...

Hi All,

Well, I'm pleasantly surprised to hear from all of you :-). A little of Tys rubbing off on me I see.

I know I'm bad with updating my blogs, but trust me when I say that there is a lot going on with me right now - but happy to put up recipes for all your eat-ification!

Tx once again. I would love to check out all your pages as well. Will leave notes.

Happy cooking :-)


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