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Coriander Chili Powder

6 Jan

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Coriander Chili Powder.

Whole coriander seeds are roasted in a pan till aromatic. Couple of lentils and spices are also roasted and ground into fine powder along with coriander seeds. The powder is then stored tight in a jar and can be served with idly, dosa etc or with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 1/2 Cup of Coriander Chili Powder.

Ingredients:

Coriander Seeds 1/4 Cup
Urad Dal 1/8 Cup
Toor Dal 1/8 cup
Dried Whole Red Chili 3 – 4
Tamarind 2 inch Piece
Asafoetida a big Pinch
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan on low flame, add coriander seeds, urad dal, toor dal and whole red chiles separately and fry till aromatic or until light golden brown in color.
Cool all the roasted ingredients to room temperature.
Grind the roasted ingredients along with tamarind, asafoetida and salt.
Store in a dry place and this coriander seeds chili powder stays fresh for months.
Serve coriander chili powder with idly, dosa or plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients while roasting.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili.
Variations: You can also add the coriander seeds chili powder as a seasoning to fried vegetables (potato fry, bhendi fry etc)
Other Names: Coriander Chili Powder