Hope you all are doing good . No soliloquy , no laments or celebration in this post ! I am just spring cleaning my space .
I have definitely lost my blogging mojo, with a zillion other things taking away my time and thought will clear out some from drafts until I get back the time and motivation for the new !
Squash blossoms is one of those things that I buy from farmers market , every week ; which means I was making this thoran/stir fry at least once a week for the past couple of months . It reminds me a lot of the Pumpkin blossoms (Mathan poovu ) back home and they are more or less same. N's aunt sent us a lot of tender Pumpkin leaves ( Mathan Ila) recently from their dying garden, so we were having a lot of these leaves and flowers this season :). Feeling right at home , though away from home !
Recipe for farm fresh stir fried Squash Blossoms(Thoran) with Coconut and green chili
Serves - 4
Total Cooking time - 15 minutes
Squash Blossoms - 1/2 lb
Green chili or fresh cayenne chopped - 1 or 2
Ginger minced - 1/2 tea spoon(optional)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 2-3
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin - a pinch
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 2
Turmeric - a pinch
Clean and finely chop Squash blossoms .
Lightly crush all the ingredients in Bowl 1.
Combine that with salt , chopped squash blossoms , green chili and ginger.
Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds .When they pop , add cumin , curry leaves fry for a couple of seconds and add the mix.
Saute for 5-7 minutes , on a medium flame, till it is done and dry.
Sprinkle a couple of tea spoons of water in between , to prevent it from sticking to the bottom
Serve warm with rice, pulissery and fish fry.