Blogging Marathon# 30: Week 1/ Day 1
Theme: Cooking with Curd/ Yogurt
Dish: Patli Dal
I seem to be saying the same thing again and again, but I still can’t believe that it’s July already and today we begin 30th edition of Blogging Marathon. My theme for this week is ‘Cooking with Curd/ Yogurt’. I wanted to do this theme because I rarely use curd/ yogurt in cooking because of my husband’s aversion towards it. He’s been travelling which gave me yet another reason to take this theme 🙂
Since I’m the only one eating yogurt in the house, I used to buy yogurt from the store. But when my mom visited us last year, she couldn’t get over the stickiness of the store bought yogurt. I never realized that until she mentioned it, I guess after all these years I forgot how yogurt felt or tasted back home. Anyway, long story short — we got hold of some good yogurt culture and started making our own yogurt at home. Even after my mom left, I kept making it and recently I started feeding my daughter home made yogurt, hoping to have someone to share my yogurt based dishes in the future.
Valli wanted us to make Savory dishes with yogurt and for the first day I made this very interesting dish with dal from 660 Curries. After reading the title and the ingredients, I was intrigued on how it would taste and I wasn’t disappointed. It is a creamy and delicious dish with slight spiciness from ginger and green chilies. Definitely a worth try for all yogurt lovers or for anyone who’s looking for a different recipe. Original recipe used spinach, but I didn’t have it so I used kale instead.