Sunday, September 19, 2010

(The humble)Gojjavalakki

Ingredients(Serves 2):
2 cups of thick avalakki (poha)
2 cups water
3 tsps rasam powder
1 tsp tamarind paste
3 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chanadal+uraddal
2 Tbsp groundnuts
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp asofoetida
2-3 sprigs of coriander - finely diced

Salt to taste
1 Tbsp oil

1) Grind avalakki coarsely in a blender. Keep it aside in a mixing bowl.
2) Add water, rasam powder, tamarind paste, sugar, 1 tsp salt, turmeric in a container and heat it on low heat for 4-5 mins.
3) To the avalakki in the mixing bowl add the spiced up water little by little.. and mix.. Cover it with a lid and let it stay for 20-30 mins
4) Take oil in a skillet - add ground nuts - after a minute, add the chanadal+uraddal mixture, mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds start spluttering. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and hing.
5) Add the tadka to the mixing bowl and mix.
6) Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve it with a dash of yoghurt :)

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