Ubbati Saaru!

                                                       Our Ancestors were  so innovative in using every single drop of food to turn it into a delicious dish . Ubbati Saaru is one such example .This is a thin rasam style  mild tasting saaru made by using  the drained water of cooked chana dal used for doing ubbatis or puran polis or holige . Even today only some people do this simple trational saaru . I learnt this  from my mom in law. Lets look at the recipe .

Ingredients :-

  •  2 cups of drained water of cooked chana dal.
  •  1 tbsp of cooked chana dal mashed into the above water.
  •  5 slit green chillies.
  •  1/2 cup of coconut milk.
  •  A sprig of curry leaves.
  •  A red chilly
  • A tsp mustard seeds
  •  A big generous pinch of hing.
  • Salt to taste
  • A tsp of jaggery powder.
  • A tbsp of coconut oil.

Method :-

  1. Boil the chana water with one tbsp of mashed cooked chanadal and slit green chillies.
  2. Add salt and jaggery , give a good  boil.
  3. Now add coconut milk, when this  just starts to boil, switch off the gas immediately.
  4. Lastly give a tempering  of coconut oil, mustard, red chilly, hind and curry leaves.
  5. Pour over the saaru .  Close with lid instantly so that the  flavour is not lost
Serve hot with rice and other accompaniments !.

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