This is a refreshing topping for plain and spicy cakes that is good for Vata. The sour taste of this sauce increases Pitta and Kapha somewhat.
Makes about 1 cup
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch Pinch of salt 1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1/2 large lemon)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Mix the sugar, the cornstarch, and the salt in a small saucepan. Whisk in the boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes over moderate heat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir over low heat until the butter melts. Serve warm.