Thursday, November 5, 2009

Turmeric Saaru (Haladi Saaru)

Simple recipe for simpler tastes and meals. Subtle flavours of Turmeric and Cumin seeds mix together to form his delicious Saaru (a soupy Konkani version which goes well with Rice).

Recipe Source ~ Mom
Preparation time ~ 20 minutes

Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Salt - As per taste
Curry leaves - 6-7
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - For seasoning
Asafoetida (optional) - Just a pinch
Tamarind - 1 teaspoon pulp
Green Chillies - 1
Water - For curry consistency

Grind together turmeric powder, grated coconut, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, tamarind and green chillies to a fine paste. Add enough water to get a good consistency. Bring this soupy consistency to a boil alongwith Asafoetida, adjust the salt as per taste. Add a seasoning of Mustard seeds, curry leaves in oil. Serve hot with Rice.

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