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 spices....it is great since we can control the fineness of the final product...

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23 comments:

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

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

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  3. podi luks so delicious , spicy and beautifully clicked

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  4. Fabulous looking chatni podi..beautiful clicks.

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  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.

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

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  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

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  8. Looks very spicy and interesting!

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  9. Fantastic flavor profile. Love the dish.

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

    Keri at www.samwich365.com

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  11. Looks perfect. Chatni pudi looks wonderful.

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  12. Wonderful powder looks so tasty.

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  13. Prefectly done just the way it should be

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  14. Wonderful...my hubby loves this a lot

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  15. Delicious! I loved the clicks!

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

    - Smita
    littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com

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  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 ssreenath@msn.com

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