With the temperature soaring by the day our body and mind start craving for food that is soothing to the stomach. One such soothing item is majika/chaas/buttermilk.
Here is a quick recipe made from majika. It is a popular summer dish of South India. With the basic ingredient that you have in your kitchen you can make Majika Rasam.
Preperation: 10 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
You will need:
Curd: 1 cup
Water: 3/4th cup
Oil: 1th tspn
Onion (small): 1 thinly sliced
Tomatoes (small): 1 diced (optional)
Green chillies: 3-4 chopped
Cumin seeds: 1/4th tspn
Mustard Seeds: 1/4th tspn
Curry leaves: 5 to 6 leaves
Dry Red Chillies: 2 broken into half
Turmeric Powder: 1/2th tspn
Asafetida (Hing) : ¼ tspn (optional)
Salt: to taste
Make buttermilk by adding water to the curd and keep aside.
In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
When they splutter add the curry leaves, dry red chillies, asafetida, and turmeric powder.
After about half a minute add the green chillies and onions (and tomatoes if using) and sauté for a minute.
Turn off the gas and add the buttermilk to the sautéed mixture and mix well.
Enjoy it with hot rice on a hot afternoon.
Note: Add the buttermilk after turning off the gas so that it does not curdle.