I have some great news to share with all you folks !! We have been blessed with a little angel 3 weeks ago and apart from experiencing ” The joy of motherhood/parenthood” we are having sleepless nights and innumerable diapers to change !!! So far we are enjoying this phase though its a tad difficult( not impossible) to do so without help as both sets of parents could not make it in time.
Did I anticipate this will clash with this spicy event ? Yes… but it was too late to back off … rather I didnt want to , inspite of dear sunita , offering to take it off from my to do list. I just wanted to see how it goes… I was too zoned out to think of a recipe , it took me two weeks to think of one , I sliced the veggies yesterday and finished it off today for dinner.
Coming to the recipe , this is a simple one which my sister taught me while i was still single. Kalonji is a favorite spice in my home and often used in vegetables like potato and bell pepper curries. One of my favorite ways is to just add a pinch or two in a pepper stir fry and enjoy. This pickle is done in a jiffy especially when there is a sudden guest or two. Tastes best the next day and you can store in the refrigerator for at least a week.
4 medium sized carrots
1 teaspoon of Nigella /kalonji seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin/jeera seeds
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 teaspoon methi powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
A few pinches of turmeric
1 tablespoon of oil.
1.Chop thin slices or grate the carrots
2. Add salt, methi powder , chilli powder and turmeric to the carrots and keep aside
3. Heat Oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, kalonji, jeera and let the seeds splutter , remove from flame and pour on the sliced carrots and mix well. Keep aside atleast for 10 minutes before serving with rice or rotis.
This goes to Think Spice – Think kalonji hosted by me and the brain child of dear sunita of Sunita’s World .The last date for entries is 30th Apr ’09. I have received the entries and have to reply to some of them . Please bear with me , I will do so in a day or two.