Thursday, May 13, 2010

Minapappu Kaaram /Spiced Lentil Powder

You can see me using this Minapappu Kaaram or Spiced Lentil Powder in many of my dishes.A must in my kitchen.This is a very favorite and famous spice powder in our families.We use this powder as stuffing for eggplant and bhendi when cooked whole.We also use this powder as seasoning in curries instead of using chilli powder. I have promised earlier to give the recipe and finally here it is.

Let us see how this powder is prepared---------------


Main Ingredients :
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Urad Daal..........................1cup
Chana Daal........................1cup
Coriander Seeds................3/4cup
Red Chillies.......................1/2cup to 1cup(depending on the size of the chilli and  to your taste.)
Cumin Seeds.....................1/5cup
Methi Seeds......................1tsp
Mustard Seeds..................1tsp
Sesame/Peanut Oil.............2tsp( these oils  are preffered)
Tamarind Flakes................small lemon size(more or less as per your taste)
Salt....................................to taste

Preparation :
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Take a pan and place it on the stove on medium heat and add 2tsp of oil.Only this amount of oil not more please.

Once the oil heats up add all the ingredients except tamarind and salt. Fry all the ingredients nicely till they are golden brown.Do not burn them,stay near the stove until done.Turn off the stove and tranfer the fried mix to a plate to cool it down.

Once the ingredients have cooled down transfer them into a mixie jar and also add the tamarind flakes to this jar and grind them to make a coarse powder(not too coarse not too fine).

Finally add required salt and grind the powder one more time,take it out and store it in an air tight container.

Note:
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1) This powder can be made ahead and refrigerated for an year.A powder that comes handy in many ways.

2) Use only sesame or peanut oil for frying the ingredients if you are making it in large quantity.If you are making the powder just for 1 time use,you may use any oil you like.

3) Adjust chillys  and tamarind to your taste.

I am sending this to Think Spice : Tamarind Event hosted by PJ and started by Sunita .

23 comments:

  1. Kiran,

    Nice spiced lentil powder. It looks really nice i can make any veggies with this one.

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  2. Great recipe...thanks for sharing how to make this multi purpose powder dear...

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  3. kiran ..thanks for sharing this spiced lentil powder..we can use this as a spice powder for sambar too right.good one yarr

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  4. Awesome spicy powder, looks great..

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  5. Thank you Swathi,Treat&Trick,Prani and Priya.

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  6. kiran Awesome spicy powder, looks great....thanks for sharing this spiced lentil powder.

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  7. Very interesting one dear...thanks for sharing this :)

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  8. wow..great powder for veggies/dosa/idli/sambhar..thanks for sharing

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  9. Spicy lentil powder is too good..thanks for sharing

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  10. After my koora podi is done, I will try your version. :)

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  11. We all have a similar powder that does the magic. Its nice to see your magic recipe.

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  12. Thank you Divya,Gita,Sanyukta,Priya,Nithu,Sumaand Srimathi.

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  13. Wow kiran,
    lovely recipe...sounds spicy and tasty.

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  14. Kiran, lentil podi super sure it will enhance the curry's taste.

    Kiran, i want the recipe for andhra paruppu podi. i like the podi which they serve in Tirupati hotels dear it taste good with ghee.

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  15. Kiran, lentil podi super sure it will enhance the curry's taste.

    Kiran, i want the recipe for andhra paruppu podi. i like the podi which they serve in Tirupati hotels dear.

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  16. lentil powder looks yummy,perfect for rice

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  17. woo good combiation with dosa and idlies..

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  18. Nice one.... these spice powders remind me of mummy where back home all spice powders were home made always. Miss them.

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  19. Nice one.... these spice powders remind me of mummy where back home all spice powders were home made always. Miss them.

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  20. Thank you Jay,Satya,Niloufer,SumaRajesh,MD and Ammu.

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