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Raw Garlic Powder

16 Mar

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Raw Garlic Powder

Raw garlic powder is prepared by grinding the peeled fresh garlic cloves. The garlic cloves is then ground with powdered spices before seasoning with whole spices. The powder can be stored fresh for couple of months.
Makes: around a Cup of Raw Garlic Powder.

Ingredients:

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

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves.
Grind coarsely garlic cloves with help of a spice grinder.
Stir in red chili powder and salt and grind again for around half a minute for the oils in garlic to infuse in red chili powder.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove the pan from heat and add to the above garlic powder bowl.
Stir well and store the raw garlic powder in a dry jar and it keeps fresh for a month or two.
Use raw garlic powder as a finished step to most of the fries (potato fry, eggplant fry, tindora fry, bhendi fry etc…)
Notes: Make sure not to burn the spices.

Suggestions: Adjust red chili powder and salt according to taste.
Variations: Add a 2 inch piece of raw tamarind while grinding the garlic.
Other Names: Raw Garlic Powder.