Thursday, 14 May 2015

Kandi gunda/ Tur dal Masala Powder



We are so blessed by the treasure trove of spice , flavors and recipes our rich Indian Cuisine has to offer , this podi is a fine example to what dal can do to ones food when used as a podi !

I first tasted this divine powder from Andhra a few years ago , and then last year Putli Rao sent me some - that had me hooked all over again. Last week I finally made some after checking the net for recipes and used Amma's Recipes ( Net ) as the base to which I adapted by adding curry leaves more chilies powdered along with adding whole roasted chilies in the jar with the Kandi Gunda to infuse that lovely smokiness .
1 CupTur Dal
1/2 Channa Dal
1/2 Cup Mug Dal
1/4 Cup Groundnut
20 Curry Leaves
8 Red Chillies ( I used 20 )
Salt
1 Teaspoon Jeera/ Cumin Seeds
Teaspoon 1/2 Hing/ Asafotida
3-4 Dried Red Chilies Roasted & Left Whole ( optional )
Preparation:
On medium heat add each dal , groundnuts separately and dry roast till each is golden  brown in colour.
Dry roast red chillies , curry leaves & jeera
Grind the above ingredients into a powder adding hint and salt , adjust flavors.
Pour into a jar , add whole roasted chilies to give a smokey flavor .
It is a great combination with plain rice and ghee .


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