It's such a gratifying drink to sip on, on a grey rainy day or even a cold winter day. This is one of my mom's classic recipes. Whenever we fell ill, this would be our patent meal. Mild, simple and delicious! A spectacular combo to give your stomach a break from the regular masalas.
This cant exactly be categorised as a soup, but its soothing effects are amazing. A nice tangy onion, tomato, garlic purée, tempered in ghee with peppercorn and cloves. Absolutely heavenly!
It can't be categorised as a dal either, but when it's had with simple moong dal khichdi, ghee, poppadums and pickle, NOTHING can give you the satisfaction of eating a simple yet lip-smacking delicious meal!
There are a few versions of it which include coconut milk, but I prefer making this with puréed tomatoes only.
A very very easy and a quick recipe, but a 100% divine meal!
15 - 20 Minutes
20 - 25 Minutes
2 - 3 cloves
8 - 10
Boil the tomatoes for 10 - 15 minutes. Allow them to cool, purée and strain them.
Heat ghee in a kadai / casserole, add the peppercorn, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Allow the seeds to crackle.
Add the slit green chilli and crushed garlic. Cook for a minute or so.
Add the sliced onions to this and sauté well.
Once the onions are translucent add the tomato puree, salt sugar and allow to boil for 5 - 10 minutes atleast.
P.S Goes best with moong dal khichdi, or even by itself just as an appetizer.