Weekend is coming and we are going to attend the birthday party of my hubby’s friend’s son. My hubby and his friend are friends from his school days; they studied in same school, college. And when his friend came to do Ph.d here in US, my hubby followed too. So it is a very long friendship. I have lost in touch with most of my friends, and only few are still in contact. Hope my son and daughter will enjoy the birthday party tomorrow.
Day before yesterday, Martha Stewart made an awkward comment that food bloggers are not experts in one of her interview with Bloomberg TV. I don’t know what expert she is? Does doing a cooking show or knitting show make you an authority to blame food bloggers? Sorry Martha, you are not expert in any sense. We as food blogger, do everything including shopping, cooking, photographing, cleaning and also pushing to taste test on poor hubby and children. We don’t have any cleaning crew, food photographing crew or food stylist. Yes we adapt recipes from others, and that don’t means we are simply whipping up everything just sitting in front of computer. I love cooking also love to discover the taste of other cuisine in my little kitchen. I am going boycott all products that have her name on it.
Comes to this recipe, it is one of traditional recipes of Tamil Iyer cuisine. Also one of mom’s favorite curry. She would make very often sambhar, pulissery and parippu urundai kuzhambu. I wanted to try this recipe for long time, and since mom is not around anymore, I asked dad about this recipe, and he gave me a vague description. However the amount of Fenugreek and chili used was not very clear. Finally searching in Google for a while I got this recipe. First time, while taste testing I found that I need to add some tomato paste to balance the bitterness of fenugreek. The next time I increased the amount of coconut and also used two tomatoes. Trust me it reminds be my mom’s cooking. You can call them sister to sambhar, another spicy gravy but without coconut.
This curry goes well rice or dosa (south Indian pancake) and feels free to adjust the chili amount to be tolerable to your heat level. I won’t suggest that you to reduce the amount of fenugreek, as it isthe star of this recipe. For making this curry you can use any vegetables, but since I had only potato, onion, and carrot are in my hand I used those. It gels well with any vegetables. If you are person who use coconut in teaspoon and tablespoon then this won’t suit you. It requires a half of fresh coconut or 1 ½ cup grated coconut.
I am a coconut lover who loves to dump coconut as much as possible in all the recipes. Try it if you like coconut curries.
Here comes the recipe.