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Onion Podi Uttapam

IngredientQuantityChanna dhal1/4 cupToor dhal2 tbsUrad dhal1/4 cupMoong dhal1 tbsRed chilly7-8Sesame seeds2 tbsCurry leaves4-5 spigsGarlic6-7 fat clovesOil2 tspSalt1 tsp or to taste   To make uthappam IngredientQuantityDosai batter/ Dosa Batter3 cupsGhee/neias needed to cookdosaOnion (finely chopped)2 (medium size)Coriander and curry leavesas needed(finely chopped)  Method Add 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the dhals  and red chilly in a...

Thai Curry Powder

Curry powder is easier to make than you think, and the taste is so much better than store-bought powders. Unless you're lucky enough to find an organic blend, store-bought curry powder usually contains bulking ingredients as well as preservatives which you won't find listed on the package. This recipe shows you how to make your own so you can be sure it's fresh-tasting as well as healthy. Ingredients 3 tablespoons coriander whole or...

Udupi Rasam Powder

INGREDIENTS 50 grams Byadagi chillies ( 1 cup ) 5 sprigs curry leaves 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon asafoetida (hing)3 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon cumin seeds1 tablespoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds INSTRUCTIONS Take a pan and heat a teaspoon of coconut oil. Add in the Byadagi chillies and roast in a low flame until very aromatic and the chillies slightly puff up. Remove...

Coconut Idli Podi ( powder)

INGREDIENTS FOR IDLI PODI 1 teaspoon coconut oil for frying the lentils1/4 cup Urad Dal1/4 cup Toor Dal1/4 cup Moong Dal1/3 cup Fried Gram – Dalia dal 15 dried red chillies1 cup Desiccated Coconut Flakes1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)1 teaspoon rock salt2 teaspoon jaggery1/2 inch piece tamarind FOR MAKING PODI IDLIES 8 Idlis4 teaspoon ghee or Indian sesame oil1/2 cup idli...

Idli Podi – Milagai Podi (Gun powder for Idli and dosa)

Idli milagai podi means comfort food in TamilNadu/kerala. It is the best lunch box friendly food our moms knew those days. Slightly crunchy and spicy, idli is the perfect vehicle for podi. So our house had gallons of idli podi at all times of the year. This is a very easy recipe to do. Hope you like it. There are countless types of idli milagai podi one can make and this is the most popular one that’s made with roasted lentils. INGREDIENTS 3...

Sambhar Powder

In any south Indian house, this curry powder is essential. When I was small, my mom used to make and store it a jar. She would use it as an when she made sambhar. The aroma, the richness is no doubt very good and the sambhar indeed tastes delicious. And yes! this recipe comes from the great ancestors, it passes down to each generation and they follow the recipe to the T. Here am passing the recipe to my next generation that is my daughter. Pls...

Bisi Bele bath powder

The important ingredient in this recipe is the dried red chillies. Its the Karnataka Byadagi chillies. BAY-DIG-GAY as its pronounced, Byadagi Chillies come from the Haveri district in Karnataka. The chilli is long and wrinkled and deeply red. Its not very hot but imparts a dark color and aroma. Its not a very spicy variety of chilli. So if you can get Byadagi chillies, its good. Else you can use Kashmiri chillies. DESCRIPTION Bisi Bele Bath...