BM # 63
Theme: Regional Cuisine
Cuisine : Sindhi
Now this is one alphabet which left me with sleepless nights. My maximum research was for the alphabet ‘Y ‘. I thought of using the English word Yogurt, but since I was doing sweets I dropped it. It was on one of my chats with Alka that she hit the nail on the head. She told me that we have a Matho which is sweet and I could use it under Y. She gave me the recipe which is by Dr. Aroona Reejhsinghani, who is a famous writer with 226 books ! I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.
I used the recipe but tweeted a little by adding some fresh fruit to it. While doing Buffet on the Table, I did a post on Thadri the Sindhi festival,a festival where we cook a day prior to the festival. On Thadri day no fire is lit. This Matho is a part of the Thadri Menu. Some families make salty Matho, while some make sweet. This Matho has a hint of salt, pepper and mustard along with sugar. It also has gram flour vermecilli, which is mildly salted, but without any other spice and is easily available in the stores as Bhel Sev . The Matho needs a little resting time for the flavors to infuse.
For me trying a Matho with salt and sugar , spices ,fruits and nuts was totally new and truly delicious.
Yogurt fruit cocktail / Fruit Matho
21/2 cups curd, whisked
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1 cup gram flour strings, Sev
2 tbsp sliced pistachios
2 tbsp raisins
Beat the curd with 3 cups of water.
Add all spices.
Mix well, adding the rest of ingredients.
Let stand for at least 30 mins for flavors to infuse.
Garnish with fruit and nuts.