Thairu saadham, Pulisaadham, lemon saadham..all goes with rice...so, on some wild instinct, thought, why not try the same with something else other than rice.
And by this wild instinct..i mean, the kind of "out -of-the box" thoughts that you end up with... especially, on a Friday... a weekend..and when there is nothing much to be done. An idle mind is a devil's workshop..and You are not supposed to be doing things the way it is done normally...
again..i repeat...coz, its weekend !
So, that was it for the day - Spagetti, blended with the indian sweet-tangy tamarind-jaggery combo.
You see that ? Even Aunty Acid luks cool in Sari..so, why not Spagetti in Indian attire ???
Basically, the procedure is the same. Make the "pulikaachal" (the tamarind-jaggery paste) and mix it with the pasta instead of the rice. (But before going into the mains, please note that this is not the exact way in terms of ingredient list, the standard "puliyodharai" is made. I just made something similar in taste, with what was avaialble at home then. )
Cooking oil - 4 spoons
Mustard seeds - 1 /2 tsp
Urad dal / Black gram - 1 tsp
Jeera / cumin - 1/2 tsp
Onion - chopped small - 1
Tamarind paste - (used the store brought one)
For those who have not watched this eposide of Mr. Bean cooking spagetti in the bathtub with a row of tea candles lit below !! lol...i love this funny soul !
Jaggery (grated) - 2 spoons
Cashewnutes - A handful
Curry leaves - Few
Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 spoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
Kashmiri chillie powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As per taste
In to a wok, add the oil.
Splutter the mustard, fenugreek and urad dal.
Add the curry leaves, chooped onions and the cashewnuts.
Meanwhile, while the onions are getting sauted..cook and drain the spagetti .
Welll..not like this...!
(a borrowed image from googley)
..and..definitely..not like this either !!!
Once onions are sauted, add in the Asafoetida, Turmeric, Kashmiri chillie powder, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt to taste.
Once the raw smell of the malasa goes, add in few spoonfulls of water, bring to boil to form a thick paste.
Can adjust the amount of jaggery, tamarind at this stage,if you want more of it.
Add the cooked spagetti to the wok and mix well.
Lunch is served !!!
Well...not just italian pasta..not just Aunty Acid...even SHE...luks HOT in Indian wear !
Until next....tada !..keep smiling...and have a great day !