Gets your Baishakhi Shaaks at home
This will be our favourite Baishakhi ingredients into a menu that looks totally different. Here is to a happier, healthier new year to all you and your friends.
2 bunches kalmi shaak
1/2 cup chopped coconut pieces (have enough so it makes 1 cup of shredded coconuts)
2 green chilies, 1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of turmeric, 3-4 cloves garlic
1 tsp mustard seeds
You may use fresh coconut oil or mustard oil but normal cooking oil will do. (2 tbs)
1-2 fresh curry leaves, 1-2 large red onions
Mash the boiled sweet potato and mix it with the other ingredients. Add salt according to taste. Portion the mix into little balls then pat them into tikki shapes or little round discs. Pout the il into a frying pan and let the sweet potato and kang kong discs in it, Cover them so they cook in the minimalist oil and you don't need to worry much as the food is already pre boiled. Let the mustard flavors seep in. On low heat cover for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
DRIED RED CHILLI PASTE
Sauté 5-6 dried chillies in a dash of mustard oil then de-seed and mash them up. Add a bit of tamarind pulp and make it into a sauce. Add salt to taste and serve.