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October 22, 2007

In Indian cooking masala powders play an important role in enhancing the taste of every dish.All of us are leading a fast life today we are bound to have outside food which is both harmful as well as burns our purse too.Any time home made food is the best.A little bit of planning and organisation of our kitchen will definitely make our cooking an enjoyable one.
Iam listing down some of the masala powder varieties which you can make at home just allot an hour or two and relax for a few months and store in the fridge.All the below mentioned powders when bought in the shops contain addition of many other ingredients,so for the original flavour and taste follow the below listed procedure

RedChilli,Coriander,Jeera,WhitePepper,BlackPepper,Saunf,Mustard,Methi,Cinnamon,ClovesCardamon powders
Dry roast the ingredients according to your requirement and dry grind them in the mixie finely and store them in the fridge.Store them in small containers for daily use

Tamarind Rice Powder
Ingredients
Tamarind-1/4kg
Split urad dal-1tsp
Chana dal-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Black till-1tsp
Salt-as required
Curry leaves-a few
Asafoetida-a pinch

Method
Cut tamarind into small pieces,clean and keep them in the sunlight till crispy
Dry roast all the ingredients and grind them coarsely and store
Add the powder with hot rice with oil as required

Coconut Rice Powder
IngredientsGrated coconut-3cups
Pepper-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Split urad dal-1/4tsp
Red chilli-1
Asafoetida-a pinch
Curry leaves-a few

Method
Dry roast the grated coconut and keep aside
Roast pepper and cumin seeds in little ghee and grind
Season the urad dal and chilli in little oil
Add the roasted coconut,salt and pepper-cumin powder and mix well and store
Mix with rice as required

Sambar Rice Powder
Ingredients
Tamarind-1/4kg
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Red chilli-5
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Methi seeds-1/4tsp
Salt-as required
Curry leaves-a few dried

Method
Roast the ingredients in a teaspoon of oil and dry grind
Add the dried curry leaves and store
Add with rice with ghee as required

Kalkandu(Diamond sugar)Rice Powder
Ingredients
Powdered diamond sugar-1cup
Sugar-1cup
Cardamon powder-1/2 tsp
Cashews and raisins-dry roasted

Method
Mix all the ingredients and store
Add with rice as required

Raw Banana Rice Powder
Ingredients
Raw banana-2
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-5
Pepper-5
Roasted groundnuts-1/4cup peeled
Salt-as required
Lemon salt-1/4tsp

Method
Peel the raw bananas and cut them into small pieces and dry them in the sunlight
Dry grind with then other ingredients and store
Add with rice as required

Garlic Rice Powder
Ingredients
Garlic with skin-20 cloves
Red chillies-5
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Fried gram -1 tsp
Salt -as required

Method
Dry the ingredients in sunlight for half an hour
Roast them in a teaspoon of oil
Dry grind and store

Lemon Rice Powder
Ingredients
Grated coconut-2cup
Mustard-1tsp
Split urad dal-11/2tsp
or
Chana dal
Asafoetida-1tsp

Method
Dry roast the coconut nicely and keep aside
Dry roast mustard,dal and asafoetida
To the roasted coconu add 1/2 tsp lemon salt,turmeric powder a little,salt to taste and dry grind it coarsely
Mix the roasted mustard and dal and store
Add to rice as required

Sambar Powder
As I said every district in Tamilnadu has a way of cooking ,so also the ingredients used for cooking.This is a Thanjavur style recipe
Ingredients
Long red chillies-250gms
Coriander seeds-500gms
Chana dal-1/4cup
Split urad dal-1/4cup
Toor dal-1/4cup
Methi seeds-5tsp
Black pepper-1/4cup
Jeera seeds-1/4cup
Raw rice-1/4cup
Finger turmeric-50gms
Asafoetida-1tsp

Method
Roast the above ingredients in just a teaspoon of oil each one seperately except rice and turmeric and grind them in a mixie finely

Rasam powder
Ingredients
Long red chillies-15 to 20
Coriander seeds-1cup
Black pepper-1/4 cup
Jeera -1/4 cup
Asafoetida-a pinch

Method
Just grind the ingredients coarsely in the mixie
Pepper,BlackPepper,Saunf,Mustard,Methi,Cinnamon,Cloves,Cardamon powders

Idli podi
Ingredients
Long red chillies-250gms
Chana dal-1cup
Black split urad dal/split urad dal-1/2 cup
Asafoedita-1tsp
Curry leaves-a few
Salt-as required

Method
Roast the ingredients with little oil seperately
Grind the chillies finely
Add the chana dal,allow only a few spins
Add the split urad for a few spins
Finally add asafoetida,curry leaves,salt
See to it that this podi is ground coarsely

Garam Masala Powder
Ingredients
Black pepper-1/4 kg
Cumin seeds-1/4 kg
Coriander seeds-1/4 kg
Cinnamon-10gms
Cardamon-10gms
Cloves-10gms

Method
Dry grind the ingredients in the mixie and store

1 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice podis...i love all of these :-)