Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spicy Sesame Powder

Brown Sesame Seeds - 1 cup
Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram - 1/4 cup
Urad Dal / Split Black Gram - 1/4 cup
Dry Red Chili - 5
Black Peppercorns - 10
Asafoetida Powder / Hing - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
Oil - 1 tsp

Dry roast sesame seeds, chana dal, urad dal one by one separately in an iron skillet till they are slightly brown and crisp. Keep aside to cool down.

Add a tsp of oil to the skillet. Add the chopped garlic, black peppercorns, dry red chili and asafoetida. Saute till the garlic starts to brown. Remove from heat and cool.

Mix everything together and grind to a coarse powder. Store in an airtight container.

Can be served with rice or steamed idli.

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