Monday, January 5, 2009

Ajwain Chutney Powder

Ajwain or, Om Chutneypudi, is very tasty and helps you in digestion. It is very good for new moms. The chutney powder also gives you an appetite. This is my mother's recipe and she made this when she was visiting us.


Tuvar dal/Togaribele - 1 cup
Ajwain- 1 tbsp
Black Pepper- 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds- 1 tbsp
Jeera- 1 tbsp
Copra/Vonakobbari- 2 cups
Ginger powder- 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder- 2 tbsp
Jaggery(powdered)- 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves(dried and powdered)- 1 cup
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Fry Tuvar dal till it becomes golden brown in color.Fry Ajwain,Coriander seeds,Jeera,Copra one by one.Fry Black pepper in a tsp of ghee.Grind all the ingredients(Tuvardal should be coarsely ground).Add Red chilli powder,Hing,Turmeric,Jaggery,Salt and Curry leaves to the ground mixture and mix well.

This should be eaten with hot rice and ghee.

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