Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chutney Pudi

Another must have powder in the kitchen.Chutney Pudi is complex powder with tangyness of Tamarind, sweetness of jaggery blended with dry cocnut, channadal and uradal.It simply matches with anything and everything.it can be served with Dosa, idliy, or just with plain rice(Hot rice with chutney powder and ghee Yummm!).

After heavy work back in the house and to cook is really a tedious task.( I really hate that). Having powders like huli pudi, sarin pudi,chutney pudi makes life really simpler.Just cook veggies and dall add sambar powder , samabr is read. isn't it simpler? Take chutney powder , mix it with curd and onion serve it with dosa. is it not easy?.

So lets start with south Indian famous pudi:

You Need To Have:

2 cup dry chillies/vana menasina kayi(1 1/2 cup byadagi menasina kayi , 1/2 cup guntur mensina kayi)
1 cup Bengal gram/Chana dal / Kadale bele
1 cup Black gram/Urad dal / Uddina bel
1 cup curry leaves
1/2 tbs coriander seeds
1/2 tbs methi seeds/fenugrek seeds
1/2 tbs jeera /Jerige
1 cup dessicated dry coconut/vana kobri
1/4 cup fried ground nuts
1/2 cup fried gram
1/2 cup sesame seeds/ellu
1/4 cup jaggery
6-7 tamarind flakes


dry roast all the ingredients except red chilies one by one and keep them aside as shown.
add 1 tbs of oil to fry red chilies.

Let all the ingredients to cool down and ground them to powder and mix well. do not ground them to smooth powder. shift them into a airtight container and use when required.

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