Sunday, July 15, 2012

CHETTINAD MASALA


I am a great fan of Chettinad Cuisine and always have this masala handy at home. I sometimes add a spoonful to my stir-fry of vegetables also for a change.

Ingredients:
Cumin seeds .... 2 tbsp.
Sesame seeds ...3 tbsp.
Poppy seeds....... 2-3 tbsp.
Pepper corns .... 1 tbsp.
Dry red chillies ... 6
Cloves .................. 6-8
Cardamoms.......... 8
Cinnamon ........... 2 pieces
Peanuts ................ handful
Dry dessicated coconut.. 3-4 tbsps.

Method:
Dry roast and grind the above ingredients coarsely.
Store the masala in a dry sterilized bottle in the refrigerator. It stays good for a year.(tamarind has to be added while making the Chettinad recipes)
A spoonful of this masala can also be used to flavour different stir-fries and curries for a variation.

16 comments:

  1. Flavourful podi.

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  2. always wanted recipe of this... going to save it

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    1. I am glad you needed this and I posted it just in time

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  3. wow, that's good to know that it stays good upto a year. I love this masala, so sounds like I should be making soon :)

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  4. I have to make this masala..love the recipe..thnx for linking it to my event.

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  5. excellent this dish. You have done it beautifully. So full of flavour!

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    1. You can skip them if you don't like using the poppy seeds.Increase the quantity of sesame seeds.

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  7. What a wonderful idea to add this hot spicy masala to stir fry veggies. Makes it more exciting to have has a meal.

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    1. Yes Mayuri , the veggies turn out yummy with this masala.Thanks dear :)

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  8. I have made some dishes from Chettinad cuisine and they are always so flavorful. This will make it so easy to add that chettinad flavor to food whenever we want!

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  9. It's really handy having home made spice mixes as they give so much more flavour. The ones from he stores often cheat on the good ingredients. I like this mixture which has coconut included in it.

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