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.

15 comments:

  1. Makes me hungry,super tempting and irresistiblepodi ..

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  2. Agree, thinking of a suitable side with idli, dosa is a task :-). Your pudi looks flavorful. Adding cloves is new to me.

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  3. Good use of the cupcake liner! :-)
    There are so many different 'podi' recipes. This sounds delicious!

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  5. Chutney pudi looks awesome dear.

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  6. Looks absolutely delicious. will try it. First time here from Reva's blog list. And you have a nice collection too. Will browse at leisure.

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  7. Nice podi and awesome clicks..

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  8. Very tasty and quite different from the regular chutney!

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  9. nice and aromatic chutney powder...My all time fav...i too use the same recipe for making this chutney powder.....Nice presentation

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  10. Hi, coconut powder looks perfect and I make it totally differently but love your version.

    And thanks for letting know about the picture copied in the news paper. But I already copyright the pictures, but ppl who want to copy, never mind about it :( what to do!

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  11. lovely presentation and looks very very hot....

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