Simple Odia Vegetable curry blended with yogurt that imparts a creamy texture to the gravy. nothing fancy but the mustard paste brings in all the flavours.
A rather simple questions from your little one like what’s for dinner tonight mama ? Makes one’s mind go whirling into the far depths of outer space. This is the simplest of the queries from amongst the tons of expected ones, but the expectation of answers leaves no boundaries and I believe that it is very hard to escape from this echoing question with a satisfying answer to see the little ones face brighten up in anticipation. Same goes for my other half.
There are some vegetables I have had no choice than to drag them to the verge of expiry and one such vegetable is the string beans and sometimes I am kind of lost with what to churn out from these seasonal bounties that would cast a spell on your taste buds and also render a great solution to the echoing question that often gripes us.
Coming from Odisha, mustard paste is the prima donna in Odia kitchen but as I remember part of my growing up, my mom seldom used this mustard blend. So mustard based curries were chalked outside of her cooking dairies.
On slowly moving out of my safe cocoon to peruse my career journey, I came across many friends that diligently and religiously cooked these delectable mustard based curries and it was a great respite for me when my curries failed to satisfy the taste buds. Later it was an immense pleasure when I found out that my Mother in law tops these mustard based curries on her cooking chart. On realising my penchant for them she left no stone unturned to make them extra special and delicious.
Here is a very simple Odia vegetable curry blended with yogurt that imparts a creamy texture to the gravy inspired by my mother in law. This Odia vegetable curry is nothing fancy but the flavours kicks in with that delicious mustard paste.
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE ODIA VEGETABLE CURRY
Note – First dry grind the mustard and poppy seeds and then add garlic, chilies and water to make a thick paste.