Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chatni Pudi

There are some spices, sauces and masala that are a "must have" and you really cannot do without them in your kitchen....for us chatni powder is one of them...its versatility is unmatched....great on a slice of toast or inside a simple butter sandwich, with plain paratha, with hot rice, with idlis, dosas ...the list is endless.... !! We have a couple of different versions of the same powder...this one is the 'original'...mother recipe!

Urad Daal: 1 cup
Channa Daal: 1 cup

Mustard: 1 tbsp
Curry leaves: a generous bunch
Tamarind: 1/2 cup ( powder)
Red Chili Whole: 1& 1/2 cup ( alter to taste)
Dry Coconut Powder: 1/2 cup
Salt: to taste
Asafetida: 1 tbsp

Dry roast all the ingredients separately. For red chili (whole) use 1/4th tsp of oil to roast in a hot pan, switch of the flame before you put in the chili, just so that its fumes do not send you into a fit of cough!! Remove from the stove immediately for the same reason. Same for dry coconut and tamarind powder roast on very low heat (min setting) for not more than 2 min or even better just roast on a hot skillet, with the heat switched off... make sure it is not more than 2 min else you will burn it. Let all the ingredients cool before you dry grind it. Grind the daals a bit  coarse and the rest  fine. Now mix all the powdered ingredients together with a ladle or feel free to use your fingers. Store in a dry, air tight container ...good for 3 months!! :)

We use a burr grinder for all our masala and is great since we can control the fineness of the final product...

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  1. Podi luks perfect,really wounderfull...superb clicks...

  2. Lovely pics....I just love this chutney podi...looks really yummy

  3. podi luks so delicious , spicy and beautifully clicked

  4. Fabulous looking chatni podi..beautiful clicks.

  5. Is this a macro shot? I can see the granules in the podi clearly. Or is it really coarse? Love the color. I usually make a fine powder out of this cause it goes and sticks in between the teeth.

  6. Wow, what a mouth watering pic. I am a podi fan, so loving it :)

  7. chutney powder is realy delicious it is better make powder and use whenever u want .1sttime on ur blog very nice space .keep visiting to my blog

  8. Looks very spicy and interesting!

  9. Fantastic flavor profile. Love the dish.

  10. Jeeeezzzzz ... you have educated me and made me salavate ... I think I love you.

    Keri at

  11. Looks perfect. Chatni pudi looks wonderful.

  12. Wonderful powder looks so tasty.

  13. Prefectly done just the way it should be

  14. hubby loves this a lot

  15. Delicious! I loved the clicks!

  16. Looks wonderful ... loved ur previous recipes too ...

    - Smita

  17. yes, these are best when made in old tradition, i can supply home made products with proper packing made by old traditional vedic family from Hassan district in Karnataka State, India. let me know if interested


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