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Dry Ginger Powder|Sukku Podi

posted 10 Nov 2012, 03:04 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 10 Nov 2012, 05:03 ]
Dry Ginger Powder is also known as Sukku podi, Soonth powder, Sunth powder is powder made from Dried Ginger. The process of drying ginger have to be done very carefully.
Fresh ginger have to be soaked in water overnight and the skin is to be peeled off the next morning. Then the ginger is spread on mats and dried in sun for about a week while turning sides quite often. Dried ginger looks pale white in colour. It have to be completely white in colour and quite hard. Dried ginger is ground to get fine powder. If the powder is not fine, then it have be passed through seive to get fine off white powder. This have a stong aroma and a pungent flavour.

Dried ginger powder is a part of spices and masalas that is used to make gravies, curries and is also added in some soups, milk, coffee and lots more.
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