Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chutney Powder(Podi)


Urad dal - 1 cup
Channa dal - 1 cup
Red chilli - 6 nos or less(as per need)
Dry coconut - 2 pieces(2 inch each) - chopped
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 2" - make into small pieces
Powdered jaggery - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp


1. Dry roast Urad and Channa dal and when the color start to turn brown, change it to a dry vessel.
2. Fry red chillies and keep it aside.
3. Fry coriander and cumin seeds and keep it aside.
4. Fry dry coconut adding 1 tsp of oil.
5. Let everything cool and grind the items mentioned in step 2,3 & 4 and keep it aside.
6. Now grind the roasted urad and channa dal, not too finely
7. Now mix the 2 ground powders(step5 & 6) and grind once again so that both gets mixed well, just few secs.
8. Now add tamarind, jaggery, salt and grind once again for 1 min.
9. Change it to a dry vessel, heat 1 tsp of oil and add to this powder and mix well.
10.Let it cool and store it in air-tight container.

Notes and Secrets:

-> You can store this for 15 - 20 days. If you use after that, check it since we add dry coconut and oil.
-> I have not tried this with sesame oil, but mix with curd and have with idly, dosai, uthappam, kaara paniyaram.