Thursday, February 17, 2011

Curry Powder

This is a curry powder i learnt from one of our Telugu acquaintance 5 yrs back while we were in the US. We had been for dinner at their place and the hostess made a french cut bean curry in a jiffy. All she had to do was empty a pack of frozen french cut bean on a tawa, with tadka of 1 tbsp oil and mustard, and add 2 tbsp of this powder to it....oh, what an amazing taste it had! Still remember the bean curry and the fresh taste of the had become an obsession for me and my hubby and this has become a regular in our menu over the years....


4 tbsp Coriander seeds
2 tbsp Urad dhal
2 tbsp Channa dhal (Kadalai paruppu)
1 tbsp Cumin seed ( Jeera)
3 medium Red Chillies
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds ( Methi/Vendhayam)
1 tsp Khus-Khus ( Poppy seeds)
1/4 tsp Asafoetida ( Hing)

Roast the above in tsp of cooking oil and grind coarsely on cooling. This powder can be used to spice up any dry curry like beans, avaraikai, snake guard, raw plantain etc

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