Menthe Thambuli (Fenugreek flavoured buttermilk)
An easy preparation, but tasty nevertheless, ideal for lazy-to-cook-for-long people like me. A healthy dish to go with the unique taste! Can be hogged with rice, also as chutney with dosa,idly. The bitter-spicy taste is above the world!!
- Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon
- Grated coconut – 2 teaspoon
- buttermilk(kept out for 5-6 hours to turn a little sour)-300 ml
- Green chilies – 1 nos.
- Mustard seed- ½ teaspoon
- Red chilies – 1 no.
- Asafetida – a pinch
- Curry leaves-3 nos.
Roast fenugreek seeds and green chilly till the seeds turn light brown.(excess roasting may result in a bitter dish). Take the above along with grated coconut and grind it fine in a mixer(use 4 tbspoon water).Add the resulting mixture to the buttermilk.
Seasoning: Take oil, mustard seed and after sputtering of seeds, add red chilies(shake-a-bit)curry leaves(shake-a-bit) and asafetida, in that order. Add the above to the flavoured buttermilk and your thambuli is ready!!!