This evening I am adding two exciting new features to my blog. The first is 'Clairwil consults the I Ching'. If you want a bit of the I Ching wisdom leave your question below in the comments and I'll get back to you with an answer.
The second is my recipe of the week which is as follows:
Tamatar Cut (serves 4)
300ml tomato juice
1 tablespoon of cornflour
1 tablespoon of coriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
4 tbsp oil
4 green chillies seeded and sliced
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
a few curry leaves (not essential but good if you can lay hands on them)
a handful of fresh coriander chopped
Juice of 1 lime or 1 lemon
Mix the tomato juice and cornflour until smooth . Add salt, coriander powder and turmeric and simmer in a heavy pan. Heat the oil in a frying pan and once hot add the chillies, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. When aromatic pour the oil and spices over the tomato curry and cover immediately. Just before serving garnish with the coriander leaves and lemon/lime juice.
This sauce goes well with pulses, tofu, paneer, or veg. Though I expect you could use chicken if you were so inclined. For best results make the night before then leave overnight in the fridge before reheating, garnishing and serving. Be warned it is a fairly thin sauce, so eat with plenty of bread to mop it up. Failing that just serve it as a soup.