Hot sauce from the Konkan coast


I haven’t tried a Madhur Jaffrey recipe is such a long time, that I complete forgot I own her recipe books.

The past week, with my uncle being sick and in hospital and time not being my friend, I have been eating a lot of take outs.

When Friday rolled around all I wanted was a hot plate of homemade food and a delicious salad to go with it.

I made the usual paneer chutney and of course I had to make something else, because as we all know my dad is not paneer fan at all. I just mention the word paneer and he sees red.

To go with lunch I decided to try making a side that seemed similar to my gran’s buttermilk recipe, but instead of buttermilk it uses yoghurt and it actually takes very very similar.


  • 500ml x plain yogurt
  • 500ml x water.
  • 2 x tsp chana flour.
  • ½ x tsp salt.
  • 1 x tsp olive oil.
  • ¼ x tsp jeera seeds.
  • Couple of curry leaves.
  • 1 x dried chilli, chopped.
  • 1 x tsp ginger and garlic paste.


  • Whisk together the yogurt, salt and milk till well combined and nice and smooth.
  • In a pot, heat the oil.
  • Add the jeera seeds and fry fro a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic, curry leaves and dried chilli and stir.
  • Add in the yogurt mixer and stir till well combined.
  • Allow the mixture to come to the boil, before removing from the heat and enjoying.

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