Day 165 - Quick 'Moar kuzhambu' (yogurt soup)
This is something no self respecting host will ever allow near a guest. No siree.. these are reserved for those lazy days, when the mere mention of cooking induces a severe face scrunch. Its usually paired with refrigerated rice thats been quickly reheated in the microwave along with some papads.
It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.
1 cup yogurt
2 cups water
1 tablespoon garbanzo flour
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 Arbol chile broken in two
1 sprig curry leaves, torn
sliced serrano peppers (optional)
1 pinch asafetida
Salt to taste
Whisk together the yogurt, water, salt & the garbanzo flour, so that there are no lumps. Heat the oil in a pan, and once it begins to shimmer add the mustard, cumin, fenugreek & the arbol chile. When the mustard sputters and the fenugreek and the arbol chile turn brown, toss in the curry leaves, serrano and the asafetida and give the mixture a quick stir. Pour in the yogurt mixture, lower the heat, and simmer until the mixture appears to thicken. Remove from heat, pour over warm rice & slurp down.