Another night of insomnia – Don’t ask. If I were to make up for all the lost sleep, I’d be Lady Rip Van Winkle and not wake up for 2 if not 20 years!
But now that the blog is up, there is a certain benefit to the wakefulness. My mind is crowding with recipes that are old and established and more and more new ideas and creations to be experimented with. I find nothing more exhausting that having to lay in bed when I’m itching to get up and execute all the ideas right away! Get a grip, I say to myself as I peer into the darkness – Only 3:40 am and the rest of the household is fast asleep.
Just when I lull my mind to rest, the music to the Bhoomanjali that I’m learning starts to play in my head and I am flaying my arms silently in the air, recalling the steps for the music. Again, I want to spring out of bed and try out the movements, but when i try to get up, my head and legs feel like jelly. I pop right back into bed to continue my restless tirade. By 6 am, i am ready to sleep again when I hear the flush followed by the shower from the rooms upstairs. The kids are awake and ready to start the day – bullocks!
Finally it is the right time to try out the new recipe…
1 cup of buckwheat flour
3/4 cup of red rice flour samba rice)
1/2 cup of bajra millet flour
1 carrot finely pureed with..
1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
1/2 red onion finely chopped
2 green chillies
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of whole black peppers
1/4 tsp of ginger powder
1/4 tsp of asafoetida
In 1/2 cup of water, grind the tomatoes and carrots in a blender
Use the water as the base for the mixture
Stir in the flours one by one into the puree
Add desired amount of water to make it a thinner consistency – The mix should NOT be sluggish
in a teaspoon of oil, slightly fry the onions and add to the mix along with the bell pepper and the other condiments.
Keep you dosa pan ready – and pour on the batter much like you would for rava dosa/ or a crepe – thin… Wait for it to brown before flipping – serve hot with molagai podi –