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Menthi Podi – 2

This is another version of Menthi Podi that we use sometimes. Ingredients Minapappu/Udad Dal – 1 Cup Senaga Pappu/Chana Dal – 1 Cup Menthulu/Methi Dana/Fenugreek Seeds – 1/3 Cup Dhaniyalu/Saboot Dhania/Coriander Seeds – 1/2 Cup Red Chillies – 6 to 8 Oil – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/2 tsp Method In a heavy bottomed kadai/wok, heat...

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Menthi Podi – 1

This is a podi that is used to garnish a several vegetable preparations. It helps add an extra something to ordinary koora with vegetables like dondakaya (tendli, gherkins), vankaya (baingan, aubergines/brinjals/eggplant), aritikaya (kacha kela, plantains)…. Ingredients Minapappu/Udad Dal – 1 Cup Senaga Pappu/Chana Dal – 1 Cup Menthulu/Methi Dana/Fenugreek Seeds – 1/3 Cup Red Chillies – 6 to 8 Oil...

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Chaaru Podi – 1 (Andhra Rasam Podi)

Chaaru is Andhra’s version of Rasam. I learnt this version of Chaaru podi from my Ammomma (maternal grandmother), who used it in very ingenious ways. Ingredients Dhania/Coriander Seeds – 1 Cup Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 1/2 Cup Pepper – 1/3 Cup Method Grind all ingredients together to a fine powder. Store in an air-tight jar.

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Pappu Koora

This dish is so very easy-to-make, and  my stand by for the days when I don’t have any veggies at home. Ingredients Chana Dal/Senaga Pappu – 1 Cup Grated Coconut – 1/3 Cup Red Chillies – 3 or 4 Udad Dal – 1 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing – 1 Pinch Oil – 1...