Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menthe Soppu Tambli

1/2 bunch of Fenugreek leaves / Menthe soppu
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Coconut
2-3 Black Peppers / Kaalu menasu
8-10 Cumin seeds
1 Green Chilly
2-3 cups Buttermilk / Majjige
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Ghee

Clean fenugreek leaves and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chilly into two pieces.
Put ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Add cumin seeds, black peppers, green chilly and fry them for few seconds. Add chopped fenugreek leaves and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame.
Grind grated coconut, fried fenugreek leaves into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut, use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground coconut to a vessel. Add buttermilk, salt to the same vessel and mix it well. (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to tambli.)
Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add it to tambli. It goes well with rice.

Grape Juice


1 bunch of seedless Grapes

1 cup Water

1 tsp Honey

1 - 1.5 cups Sugar


Separate the grapes and wash them properly.
Put grapes, water, sugar, honey in a mixer/blender and grind it for 1-2 mins. Filter the grape juice to get rid of the pulp ingredients. Put ice cubes (if required) and serve.