Saturday, 9 June 2012

Dry Coconut Chutney Powder (Pudi, Podi) / ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಚಟ್ನಿಪುಡಿ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

For most of the people like me, preparing a proper side dish for everyday breakfast will be more difficult than preparing the main course i.e., dosa, chapathi etc.When you feel lazy to prepare a side dish, chutney powder, Kharada Pudi, etc. different kind of powders can be served as a side dish.
Here is an easy Chutney Pudi (Powder) recipe which goes well with different varieties of dosa, idli and chapathi. And, all the credit for this recipe goes to my mom! :)


Preparation Time: 20 - 25 minutes
Yield: Approx. 3 cups

Ingredients:
Dry coconut - 1/2 of one whole coconut (can use desiccated coconut powder also)
Chana dal - 5 to 6 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 15 to 16
Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 3 to 4 tsp
Cloves - 8
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Big pinch ofasafoetida
Curry leaves - 2 strands
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Sugar - 6 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste


Method:
Cut the dry coconut into small pieces. If you are using desiccated coconut powder, just skip this step.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chana dal and roast it for a minute. Then add urad dal, fenugreek seeds and dry red chillies and fry them till you hear a nice aroma.
Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and saute for a while. Then add mustard seeds and sesame seeds and roast them till mustard seeds splutter.
Add cloves, asafoetida and turmeric powder and saute for a while.
Finally add curry leaves and saute for 2 - 3 minutes and switch off the flame.
Allow the roasted ingredients to cool completely.
Now, add salt, sugar and amchur powder to the roasted mixture and mix it well. Transfer the mixture to a mixie jar and make a coarse powder.
Store it in an air tight container and use it with dosa, chapathi or idli.


Tips:
  • This Chutney Powder will last for a minimum of 15 - 20 days if kept outside. If you preserve it in refrigerator, it will last for 1 - 2 months.

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