Monday, August 16, 2010

Thengai Podi (Coconut Powder)

This podi/powder is a wonderful item to be used during the days you are in no mood to make rasam and sambhar. Its also a perfect stuff to be used by all those who are single and far away from home...........Hope you guys will try and like it!

Coconut(fresh or frozen)-3/4 cup
Urud dal-1/2 cup
Hing-1/4 tsp
Red chillis-6(or according to your taste)
Oil-2 drops
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add urud dal, red chillis and hing. Fry till golden brown on a very low flame. Set aside and let it cool.In the same pan, add coconut and fry well till it loses moisture and turns light brown. Let it cool.Grind everything(including salt) together to a coarse powder.Store in an air tight container. Mix 2-3 tbsp of this powder with a serving of cooked rice(rice should not be mushy). Add a drop of ghee and have it with chips or papad.

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