Friday, 6 January 2012

Fenugreek Flavoured Butter Milk - Menthi Majjiga

An unusual soothing drink for warm afternoons.

Ingredients:
Thick Yogurt - 3cups
Pepper Powder - 1/2tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2tsps
Salt - to taste.

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Carom seeds /Ajwain - 1tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4tsp
Asafoetida /hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Green chillies - 3 slit
Curry leaves - 2 stems
Coriander leaves - 2tsps finely chopped

Method:
1.Blend the yogurt with 1 1/2 cups of water to make a thick butter milk.Add salt and the freshly ground pepper and cumin powders and set aside.
2.In a wok.heat the oil.Pop the mustard and add the carom seeds and fenugreek seeds.Lower the flame and with the browning of the fenugreek, add the cumin and asafoetida.
3.switch off the flame and add the remaining tempering ingredients.
4.Pour this tempering in to butter milk.
5.Serve chilled as any time drink.
6.Serve it with plain white rice..it tastes delicious.

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