August 23, 2011

Bagala Bath

Thayir Semiya/Bagala Bath is an apt alternative for people who shy away from curd rice. Its as simple as substituting rice with Vermicelli.
Vermicelli - 2 cups
Yogurt - 2 cups or more
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Gram Dal - 1 tsp
Red Chili - 1 or 2
Ginger - 1 inch (grated)
Curry Leaves - a little
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

In a pan, dry roast vermicelli till golden brown and keep it aside.
Add the vermicelli to boiling water, cook till soft and drain excess water.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once it splutters; add urad dal, gram dal, red chilies, grated ginger, curry leaves and add it to the cooked vermicelli.
Add salt and yougurt and mix well and let it rest in a refrigerator for half and hour.
Garnish with pomegranate or grapes and serve cold. Tastes yummy with lemon pickle.