Friday, July 3, 2009

Upwas (Fast) Thali

Pin It Now! Upwas Thali as name suggests contains items specially made for fasts. My upwas thali has varayiche tandul (samo/moraiyo/rice), danyachi amti and lime pickle. Danyachi amti(Peanut curry) is hot and sweet and accompanies very well with the rice.

Varayiche Tandul
1 cup samo moraiyo
3-4 cups hot water
1 tsp cumin
salt to taste
coriander to garnish
1 tbsp ghee

1. Heat the ghee in pan and splutter the cumin. Add samo and fry for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add 2 cups water and let it boil.
3. The samo will asborb water and will fluff up and become soft.
4. If it starts to dry up add more water.
5. Once cooked simmer and cover with lid and let water evaporate.
6. Server with danyachi amti (recipe below).

Danyachi amti (Peanut Curry)
5 tbsp peanut powder
1 tbsp tamrind paste
1 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
1 green chilli
coriander to garnish
4-5 cups water

1. Make a thick paste of peanut powder and keep aside.
2. In pan take ghee and splutter the cumin
3. Add green chillies and fry for 2 mins
4. Now add peanut paste.Add water if paste becomes too thick
5. Add salt, sugar and tamarind paste.
6. Adjust consistency by adding more water if required.
7. Let it boil and then garnish with coriander.
8. Serve with varayiche tandul.

This is a complete upwas (fast) meal in itself. We can serve with lime pickle that is also made specially for fasts.
This is my entry for the JFI-Peanuts event started by Indira(

This month's event is hosted by the lovely Pavani of Cook's Hideout. Here is the link to the event announcement. This is my very first entry to an event. I am so happy to have participated.

Thank you for reading !

1 comment:

Pavani said...

I've never had peant curry before. It looks delicious. Thanks you sending it over to JFI. Hope to see more entries from you.