Almonds Powder

17 Jun

Almonds Powder.

Almonds are roasted till they change color. Red chiles are fried in few drops of oil till aromatic. While red chiles spice up the powder, tamarind brings the sourness to the mixture. The roasted almonds are then ground into fine powder along with other spices.
Makes: around 1 1/2 Cups of Almonds Powder.


Almonds 3/4 Cup
Tamarind 1 inch sized piece
Whole Red Chiles 2 – 3
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil few drops

Method of preparation:

Heat a pan on medium – low heat, add almonds and roast till they change color.
Add cumin seeds and tamarind to the same pan and briefly fry them.
Add few drops of oil in the same pan, add red chiles and fry till aromatic.
Remove roasted ingredients onto a plate and cool to room temperature.

Grind almonds, tamarind, red chiles, cumin seeds and salt into fine powder using a spice blender.
Store the powder tight in a jar and it stays fresh for couple of weeks.
Serve almonds powder with idly, dosa, steamed rice and ghee etc.
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients.

Suggestions: Adjust the red chiles for spice.
Variations: You can also add a tsp of coriander seeds to the mixture if you wish.
Other Names: Almonds Powder.

8 Responses to “Almonds Powder”

  1. Madhuli June 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Wow..Love the idea of serving Almond powder with idli and dosa. A welcome change from the good old groundnuts..Thanks

  2. Sunitha June 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Very nice and healthy receipe. Thank you.

  3. Hari Chandana June 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Nice creation !! A very new dish to me.. never heard about this.. how this idea came to your mind.. this is really good.. I love all kind of podis.. Thanks for sharing this very innovative idea.. 🙂

  4. radha June 18, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    Please dont waste precious almonds for a recipie of this kind. Its more suitable for flavour to milk etc.

  5. samrajya lakshmi j June 19, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    it is different tastemay be–i try in my free time and send my comments

  6. Madhuli June 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    Made this yesterday and served it with Dosa for brunch yesterday..Instant hit in my house..Thanks for the super idea!

  7. Srilatha June 26, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    Ideal for children who do not like to take the almonds directly.


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