Friday, November 19, 2010

Chutney pudi


Chutney pudi aka lentil spice mix is a very common spice blend among the kannadigas. You would'nt pass a kannadiga household who would not have a stock of this powder. This powder goes great with Dosas, idlis, chapatis, and rice. It just takes a few minutes to prepare and stays fresh for almost 3mnths. So try this and recipe I'm sure even you will start stocking this spice mix :)


Chutney pudi recipe:
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients:

Channa dal or bengal gram- 1 cup
Urad dal or black gram- 1 cup
Grated dry coconut- 3/4 cup
Kashmiri Red chillies- 12-15
Tamarind- Small Lime sized
Jaggery- Lime sized or to taste
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1tbsp

Method:

  • Dry roast the chana dal and urad dal till brown and brittle and keep aside
  • Dry roast the grated coconut till slightly brown and keep aside.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and fry the tamarind for a min and keep aside
  • Heat another 2tsp of oil and add the hing, red chillies and the curry leaves and fry till crisp.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tamarind and the roasted lentils and mix thoroughly.
  • Cool the mixture thoroughly and grind the mixture along with salt and jaggery to a coarse powder.
  • Add the roasted coconut and grind again.
  • Cool and store in air tight containers.

18 comments :

  1. I dont bother to have this spice powder with crispy dosas..yumm!

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  2. Very flavorful chutney podi....

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  3. Very beautiful click..I love this powder with hot idlis

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  4. first time on your space, good work on photography, keep it up. i am following your blog.
    http://subhiksa.blogspot.com/

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  5. sicy and tasty masalalooks good flavour
    1st time here lovely space do visit my blog
    i am following ur blog

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  6. Very nice chutney podi !! Your photos are fabulous!!

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  7. fabulous pudi..love to eat it with some hot rice n ghee :)
    your first pic is beautiful!


    US Masala

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  8. I love this with my idlis... Ur pestel is sooo cute :)

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  9. Hi there!
    It is my first time on your blog and I am very impressed by all the delicious recipes and the beautiful pictures!
    Podi sounds very tasty!

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  10. All I need is some steaming hot idlies:):) wonderful podi.

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  11. delicious flavourful podi yummy pictures

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  12. Pudi looks spicefully yummy....nice webspace and some gr8 recipes...
    cu again.
    Biny

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  13. Flavourful podi.In school,we used to call this as gun powder.

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  14. So yummy and spicy pudi, great recipe!

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  15. I've never had chutney pudi. Sounds interesting. And the photographs are great too :)

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  16. My mom adds lots of curry leaves, a few roasted peanuts too.

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