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.
Cumin seeds .... 2 tbsp.
Sesame seeds ...3 tbsp.
Poppy seeds....... 2-3 tbsp.
Pepper corns .... 1 tbsp.
Dry red chillies ... 6
Cloves .................. 6-8
Cinnamon ........... 2 pieces
Peanuts ................ handful
Dry dessicated coconut.. 3-4 tbsps.
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.
always wanted recipe of this... going to save itReplyDelete
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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 :)ReplyDelete
Gr8.. Enjoy your Chettinad dishesDelete
I have to make this masala..love the recipe..thnx for linking it to my event.ReplyDelete
excellent this dish. You have done it beautifully. So full of flavour!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is really flavourfulDelete
Alternate to Poppy Seeds?ReplyDelete
You can skip them if you don't like using the poppy seeds.Increase the quantity of sesame seeds.Delete
What a wonderful idea to add this hot spicy masala to stir fry veggies. Makes it more exciting to have has a meal.ReplyDelete
Yes Mayuri , the veggies turn out yummy with this masala.Thanks dear :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
True dear .. even I do that for a change in the taste.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
This spice mix is really nice and flavourful Mina.Delete