"When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be."........
Some of the recipes that I have tried,tested and tasted..and some that I want to try,test and taste... :) ....and other useful information all collected and saved in one place.....
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. After they splutter, add the urad dal and let it turn red. Add the dry red chilies, curry leaves, asafetida, green chilies, turmeric powder, salt and bottle gourd pieces.
Cook covered on a medium flame for 8-10 minutes or till the bottle gourd pieces turn soft. Crush the cooked bottle gourd with the help of spoon to smaller pieces. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
Combine the cooked mixture with the beaten yogurt. Adjust the consistency of Raita by adding little water.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve chilled with bread and veg of your choice.
Do You Know?
Because of the acid content of yogurt, it makes a fabulous marinade to tenderize meats.Do not use aluminum pans when preparing anything with yogurt. The acid in the yogurt will react with the aluminum.