Sunday, 24 March 2013

How to make Garam Masala Powder ?


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The main place of pride in any South Indian food is held by Sambar and Rasam and since they are prepared almost everyday and go well with both rice as well as Roti or chapati,the garam masala used for them is generally prepared in a larger quantity and used over months by keeping them in airtight containers. Besides rice and Sambar, there are other South Indian delicacies like Ennegai Palya, Huggi and Vangi Bhaat for which Garam Masala can be prepared and stored - to use in need of a hurry or unexpected guests or even for that Sunday Special Lunch.Here are those recipes that add spice to your palate.




     Ennegai Palya Masala Powder



                                       Preparation Time :     30 Minutes

                                     Ingredients           :
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Roasted groundnut seeds                     4  cups
Red Chilli Powder                                2  Tablespoon
Sambar powder                                   3  Tablespoon
Jeera                                                  1 1/2 Tablespoon
Tamarind                                            1  Small Lime size
                                        Jaggery                                               1  Big Lime size




  • Dry roast groundnut seeds over medium heat  to golden brown.
  • Let it cool. There is no need to remove the healthy husk.
  • Grind th roasted groundnut along with all other ingredients to a coarse consistency.
  • Store in a airtight container.
  • While making the Ennegai Palya, you can stuff this inside the brinjals and also add some more for gravy.
PS : Not just for brinjals, you can use this powder to make curry, gravy with any other vegetable.




Rasam Powder


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Preparation Time :     30 Minutes




Ingredients           :                   


Coriander seeds                                 4 cups
Byadagi (Red)  chillies                        3 cups
Jeera                                                1 ½ cups
Black Pepper                                      1 cup
Fenugreek seeds                                1 tablespoon          


Instructions :




  • Roast over medium heat all the above to golden brown.
  • Switch off the gas and let everything cool.
  • Grind to a coarse consistency.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Sambar Powder


                              Preparation Time :     30 Minutes

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Ingredients           :


Coriander seeds                                 4  cups

Byadagi Red Chillies                           2  cups
Guntur red Chillies                             2 cups
Bengal Gram Dal                               1  cup
Urad Dal                                           1  cup
Jeera                                                1  cup
Fenugreek seeds                               1/2 cup
Mustard seeds                                  1/2 cup
Grated dry coconut                           ½   cup
Cinnamon                                        4-5 pieces
Moggu (kapok buds)                         10-15
Asafetida                                         1  teaspoon

Instructions :




  • Roast over medium heat all the above to golden brown.
  • Let everything cool.
  • Grind to a coarse consistency.
  • Store in a airtight container.

Vangi Bhath Powder



Preparation Time :     30 Minutes

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Ingredients           :




Coriander seeds                               4 cups

Byadgi Red Chillies                           4 cups
Bengal Gram Dal                              2  cup
Urad Dal                                          2  cup
Grated dry coconut                           2  cup
Cinnamon                                        10 pieces
Cloves                                             20
Asafetida                                         1 teaspoon





Instructions :




  • Roast over medium heat all the above to golden brown.
  • Let everything cool.
  • Grind to a coarse consistency.
  • Store in a airtight container.
PS : This is also called palyada pudi in kannada and is used instead of garam masala in sabji.



Huggi ( North Karnataka style Khara Pongal ) Masala Powder



Preparation Time :     20 Minutes




Ingredients           :




Grated dry coconut                          2  cup

Jeera                                              1  cup
Black Pepper                                   4-5 seeds



Instructions :



  • Roast over medium heat all the above to golden brown.
  • Let everything cool.
  • Grind to a coarse consistency.
  • Store in a airtight container.