Our household celebrates left overs.
Boiled urad Dal
An egg plant
Some String beans
A sweet potato
If you have a pot with a copper base, things speed up . But if you cook the vegetables in a clay pot it adds the extra flavor.
Since time was my master, the copper base pot took over and the vegetables was cooked with some salt. In the meantime - the garlic, green chillies and curry leaves( the herb mix) were pounded in a mortar and pestle.. Asafoetida, Cumin and fennel were roasted and powdered to add to the already sizzling herb mix on the stove. The boiled chickpeas - urad dal and the cooked vegetables joined the herb mix.
A tablespoon of dry coconut and curd went in. Turmeric went in last. They were stirred thoroughly for the flavors to mingle. The aroma announced that it was a joyful dance.
The pot was removed from heat and allowed to rest . A quiet Sunday brunch was celebrated .