“I love biting into a ripe peach
That smells of summer, and the beach,
With juices that trickle down the chin
As I bend over the kitchen sink.
I eat one, then two, then three
And wish I had a peach tree,
I’d then dip them in syrup, bake a pie
Blend into a smoothie, or try in chai
Make chutney, perhaps pickle a few
Brew up this rasam, and serve to you!”
4 ripe peaches - peeled, de-seeded and quartered
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes or paprika
½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
½ teaspoon dry mango powder
¼ teaspoon black/rock salt
Pinch of salt
Sugar to taste (only if the peaches are not sweet enough)
2-3 mint leaves, roughly torn
Blend the peaches with ½ cup water.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and cook till they begin to splutter. Stir in all the dry spices, mint leaves and peach puree. Bring to a slight simmer & remove from heat immediately. Adjust sugar/seasoning and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.