Author Notes: Flavorful and delicious spice powder made with roasted lentil and spices —maayeka
Makes: 1.5 cup
Bengal gram /chana dal -1/2 cup White lentil /urad daal -1/2 cup Kashmiri red chilis -10 Sesame seeds / till – 1 tbsp Whole coriander seeds/sabut dhaniya -1 tbsp Salt /namak – 1 tsp Asafoetida- /hing -1/2 tsp Dry tamarind /Imli -1 tbsp Jaggary /gur -1 tb
In a pan add oil and both lentils/daal.
Roast till they become red in color.
Now remove the roasted daal from the pan and keep aside.
Add sesame seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns in the pan and dry roast till they give a nice aroma.
Remove from the pan and keep aside
Add 1 tsp of oil in the pan and add red chilies and roast for a minute on low heat.
Add curry leaves and asafoetida and stir for few seconds and remove from the pan.
Let the ingredients cool down completely.
Grind the roasted ingredients, jaggary, salt and tamarind in the mixer to make a coarse powder.
Store in an air tight jar.
Serving suggestions-Mix with little ghee or sesame oil or use just as a dry powder to serve with idli,dosa or vada.
Addition of jaggary and tamarind is optional,depends on individual taste and preference, taste great both ways.
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