If you ask what I like in hot summer for a meal, the first thing that comes to my mind is any of the cold tamblis with rice. They are also easy to cook (at least according to me) because you need not slog in front of stove. Yes, I get irritated to stand in front of hot stove and cook on these days, even though we almost always have the a/c on.
I tried this particular tambli a couple of days ago. I loved the mild fenugreek taste to it. Also the cold yogurt brings some coolness to the stomach. The seasoning is just for that extra kick.
1 tea spn fenugreek seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
2 tbl spns fresh/frozen coconut
1 cup thick yogurt
3 red chillies
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
Heat a little oil and fry cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Grind them with coconut and red chilies.
Add the coconut paste to yogurt (Do not heat the mixture). Add enough water to bring it to gravy consistency. Add salt.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the gravy. Serve with rice.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 10mins