Here's a recipe that will wake up all the taste buds. It's not very sour though, depends on how well the peels are cooked. Wonderful with steaming hot rice and some Papad as side.
Peels from 2 Oranges - Chopped into small strips
(Orange Peels can either be dried or fresh)
Water 2 cups
Tamarind Concentrate - 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted Ground Fenugreek Seeds (Mentha)- less than 1/4 teaspoon (Optional)
Oil for Seasoning
Roast and Grind:
1 tablespoon - Channa Dal
1 tablespoon - Dhania
1 tablespoon - Urud Dal
1 teaspoon - Black Pepper corns
1 or 2 Red Chillis
Heat Oil in a kadai and tamper mustard seeds, add the chopped orange peels and fry for a minute. Pour Water and allow it to boil.
While its boiling, add Turmeric Powder, Fenugreek Powder, Asafoetida Powder, Tamarind Concentrate, Curry Leaves and Salt.
When the Peels are cooked completely add the ground masala.
Let the content boil for few more minutes until the gravy thickens and the masala is well infused.
Serve hot with Rice. Enjoy with Papads.