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.