Showing posts with label Masala Powders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masala Powders. Show all posts

Gujarathi style chat powder Method - 1

Amchur - 3 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Black salt - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger powder(sonth/sukku powder) - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Mint powder - 1/2 tsp

To a big bowl add all the powders and mix well.

Instant Garam Masala paste

Ginger - 1 inch
Black Pepper - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cumin - 3 tsp
Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 2

Dry fry all the ingredients in a pan. Grind them together along with ginger and 2 tbsp of water to a fine paste. This can be used in Kormas and pulavs. Making it fresh and adding to the food will enhace the taste.

Pickle Masala Powder to make South Indian Pickles

A combination of spices can be mixed and ground together to make the Pickle Masala Powder which can be stored and used any time to make South Indian Pickles.

Fenugreek - 1/2 kg or 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 kg or 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 100 gms or 2 tbsp
Red Chillies - 2 kg or 2 cups

Spread all the ingredients in hot sun for about a day so that all the moisture goes off. (Alternatively, if the quantity is less the ingredients can be either roasted in a dry pan, or can be heated in microwave).

Large quantity can be ground in a flour mill. Small quantity can be ground in a mixer grinder to a fine powder. Store it an airtight container. This can be used for about 6 to 9 months.

Clove Powder

Cloves - 50 gms

Sun dry cloves for about a day till they become well dried. Grind it to a fine powder using coffee grinder or food processor. Store it in an airtight container.

Medicinal uses of clove powder:
    When one have tooth ache, a pinch of clove powder can be sprinkled on to the regular tooth paste and brushed.

Clove powder can be used to make tea masala too.