I am bringing another of my eldest sister’s curry to Fiesta Friday #33 – this time, a manioca curry.
Today’s featured music group is Junoon. This band was formed in 1990 by Salman Ahmad, the lead guitarist and songwriter of the group. This group were the pioneers of the rock sub-genre, Sufi rock. I first came across this group on MTV through their chart topping song, Sayonee from their fourth album, Azadi (1997). While I could not find the music video of this ground-breaking song on Junoon’s youTube channel, I did find this clip where the group played this song at a concert.
Two of the original band members, lead vocalist Azmat Ali and bassist Brian O’Connell, left the group in 2005 to pursue solo music careers. The next clip that I share here is from Coke Studio Pakistan’s youTube channel which featured this collaborative work of Azmat Ali and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Salman Ahmad, the Junoon founder, has continued the group with different musicians sporadically over the years and has collaborated with other international musicians for several fund-raising efforts. The last clip here is from the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony concert of 2007.
Hope you enjoyed the music of Junoon and do share which clip you enjoyed the most!
- Manioca – 1
- Turmeric – ¼ tsp + ¼ tsp
- Salt – ¼ tsp + 2 tsp or adjust to taste
- Garlic cloves – 3, grated
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Mustard – 1 tsp
- Onion – 1, chopped
- Coconut milk – 1 cup
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Boil the manioca with ¼ tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp salt. Cut the cooked manioc into smaller pieces and keep aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the chopped onion and curry leaves, grated cloves, mustard, 2 tsp salt and fry for a min or two. Add the cooked manioc and turmeric. Mix well.
- Add the coconut milk and cook till the curry thickens.
- Remove from heat and serve warm with rice.