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Spicy Garlic Powder

5 Aug

Velluli Miram.

Spicy garlic powder is prepared by coarsely grinding the peeled fresh garlic cloves. The garlic cloves is cooked in oil along with whole spices. The powder can be stored fresh for couple of months. Serve spicy garlic powder with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around a Cup of Spicy Garlic Powder


Garlic 5 Cloves
Red Chili Powder 1/2 Cup
Salt 1/4 Cup


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves.
Grind coarsely garlic cloves with help of a spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic cloves.
Fry on low flame for couple of seconds and remove the pan from heat.
Stir in red chili powder and salt.
Remove the spicy garlic powder onto a dry jar and it keeps fresh for a month or two.
Serve spicy garlic powder with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure not to burn the garlic.

Suggestions: Adjust red chili powder and salt according to taste.
Variations: Also add a tbsp or two of tamarind extract to the pan along with the red chili powder.
Other Names: Spicy Garlic Powder.