For me a பால் சோதி (paal sodhi) is a must with புட்டு (puttu) or இடியப்பம் (iddiyappam).
This is obvs just one way of making it – everyone has their own style. The deliciousness comes from the fenugreek seeds.
1/2 red onion cut lengthways
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tomato chopped
4 red chillies chopped down the middle in half
1 1/4 tsp salt (less if you are not into salt – i love it)
3 cups water
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut milk (or cows milk or soy milk – i find the canned coconut milk too heavy)
7 curry leaves
fresh 1/2 lime juice. அம்மா says add lemon if you don’t have lime.
Note – you can also add potatoes.
1. Add all ingredients minus the milk variations and lime juice into a pot and boil for about 10 minutes. If you are adding potatoes then cube them and add them into the mix and boil till potatoes are done.
2. Add milk variations and once the சோதி is boiling again, remove from stove.
3. Add lime juice and serve.