Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Rasam powder

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Masala Powders | 1 comment

    Preparation time: 20 mins Yield: 150 grams Ingredients: Dry red chillies – 5 Coriander seeds – 1/2 cup Toor dal – 1/4 cup Pepper – 1/4 cup Cumin seeds – 1/4 cup Turmeric powder – 2 tbsp Method of Preparation:   Over medium heat dry roast the above ingredients separately except turmeric powder for 1-2 minutes. Let it cool and grind it to a coarse powder and store it in an airtight...

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Idli Podi – Spicy Chilly Powder

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Masala Powders, Featured, Best of ST | 18 comments

Idli podi or Idli Milagai podi is made of dry red pepper and a perfect blend of spices which is served with idli or dosa. You can make this and store it in your pantry which comes for a long duration. When you are in a hurry or if your chutney or sambar is over, this always helps. I always like to have idli podi though I have other side dishes. Idli podi with Sesame oil gives a nice aroma. When you spread this in idlis and leave it for two to three hours, it absorbs the oil and flavor of the powder and just melts in your mouth. My mouth waters when I say that. I am sharing my version of idli podi here… Preparation time: 30 minutes Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Split chickpeas/Channa dal...

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Curry powder

Posted by on Nov 15, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Ingredients: Coriander seeds – 75 g Red chillies – 50 g Channa dal – 50 g Urad dal – 25 g Method: Dry roast the above ingredients and grind it coarsely. ***This can be used for preparing vegetable curries and fries. It adds taste as it is home...

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Paruppu Powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Preparation time: 30 mins Spice level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients Toor dal : 1 cup Asafoetida : 2tsp Red chili : 10 salt to taste Preparation Fry the above dry ingredients without adding oil and fry till it turns into golden brown. Cool it and add salt . Grind the mixture coarsely It goes well with rice...

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karakuzhambhu Powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Preparation time: 50 mins Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients Red chili : 1 kg Coriander seeds(Dhania ) : 750 gms Cumin seeds : 1 cup Peppercorns : 1/2 cup Peanuts : 1 tbsp Asafoaetida :1 tsp Method of preparation Fry coriander seeds ,peanuts and cumin seeds separately . Fry the remaining ingredients lightly . Grind it all together very nicely and store it in a air tight container. Tip Use this powder for kara kuzhambhu ,puli kuzhambhu .It will give nice...

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Bajji powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Preparation time: 50 mins Spice level:2 out of 5 Ingredients Rice :1 1/4 cup Urad dal : 1/4 cup(fried) toor  dal : 1/2 cup chana dal(Gram dal) : 1/4 cup Red chili : 5 nos Asafoetida : a pinch Preparation  Grind all the above ingredients into a fine powder, and store it in a container. when you make bajji take this powder and make a paste (it should be like a loose paste so vegetables stick into it). And fry it in oil. If you want you can add a pinch of baking soda in that powder...

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Idli Chutney Powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 1 comment

Preparation time: 40 mins No. of Servings: 10-15/strong> Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients  Urad dal : 1/2 cup Channa dal(Gram dal) : 1/2 cup Asafoetida :a  pinch Red chili :6 nos curry leaves : 4 to 5(optional) salt to taste oil :2 tsp Preparation Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients in it fry until it turns into golden brown. After that cool it and add salt to it. Grind it very coarsely and store it in a air tight container. It goes well with idli and...

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Sambar powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Preparation time: 30 mins Spice level: 4.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Red chillies – 125 g Coriander seeds – 300 g Channa dal -50 g Toor dal – 125 g Pepper – 50 g Cumin seeds – 50 g Turmeric – 75 g Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Method: Dry roast all the above ingredients separately for 2 mins and Let it cool. Grind it together to a fine powder. Store in an air tight...

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Bisibelabath Powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 2 comments

Preparation time: 30 mins Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients Coriander seeds : 1 cup Fenugreek seeds : 1/4 tsp Cinnamon stick : 1 ” piece Cloves : 3 nos Cardamom : 2 nos Cumin seeds : 1/2 cup Peppercorns : 5 to 6 Red chili : 6 to 8 channa dal(Gram dal) : 1 cup Urad dal : 1 tsp Asafoetida : 1/4 tsp Ghee : 1 tsp Preparation Roast all of the above dry ingredients in ghee .Fry til nice aroma comes. Grind it to a fine powder and store it in a air tight...

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Garam Masala Powder

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Masala Powders | 0 comments

Preparation time: 20 mins Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients Cloves : 10 Cinnamon sticks : 2 Cardamom : 10 Cumin seeds : 1 tbsp Coriander seeds :1/2 cup Fennel seeds : 1 tbsp Kuskus : 2 tsp Peppercorns :1 tbsp Red chili :10 Bay leaf : 2 Ghee (Butter) Preparation Roast all the ingredients seperatly  in ghee and let it cool for few mins .Grind them together very nicely and store it in a air tight container.Use it up to 3...

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