Monday, August 8, 2011

Chitla Podi (Thuar and Bengal Gram Dhal Powder)

Ingredients
  1. Thuar Dhal - 1 cup
  2. Bengal Gram Dhal - 1 cup
  3. Red Chillies - 12 (u alter according to ur taste bud for spice)
  4. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  5. Dry coconut grated/ powder - 3tbsp
  6. Salt
Seasoning
  1. Mustard
  2. Red Chilli - 1
  3. Curry Leaves few
  • Dry roast both the dhals separately and powder them to fine rawa consistency. (You can also get this done in the flour mill).
  • With one tsp of oil fry red chillies, coriander seeds and grind them to powder along with dry coconut powder and salt.
  • Then add dhal powder to it and grind them until its mixed well.
  • In a kadai add little and season with above ingriendients. Then add the ground powder and fry well till it leaves good aroma.
  • Transfer into airtight containers and preserve them.
  • This powder can be mixed with plain rice and little oil / ghee.
Do not add water at any stage. This is a dry powder and can be stored for months even at normal room temperatures.

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