My daughter played flute in her school (middle school) orchestra. She took it very seriously and practiced daily, at first it sounded something between a train's whistle and a fire alarm. The kids practiced a lot after school. During the final performance they dressed up nicely and played confidently and harmoniously. It was so good! not even one out of place squeaky sound was heard. We enjoyed it and was very proud of our daughter and her friends.
1 cup chopped fresh ginger
1/2 cup tamarind paste
1/2 tsp fenugreek/ methi seeds
10- 12 dried red chillies
3 tbs powdered jaggery/ brown sugar
1/8 tsp asafoetida
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp black gram/ urud dal
2 tbs oil
few curry leaves
1. In a pan dry roast the red chillies and fenugreek for a few mins on low.
2. In a blender/ mixer add the roasted red chillies, fenugreek and ginger and grind in to a paste, add the tamarind paste, asafoetida and jaggery and blend it well.
3. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds when it splutters add the black gram and curry leaves.
4. Lower the heat and add the ground mixture, cook till the liquid evaporates and the chutney becomes nice and thick.
5. Serve it with crispy pesarattu, iddly or dosa.
Tips for taste:
We can add more lemon juice/ chilli powder/ sugar to the chutney to adjust the taste.