Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Manjal Vendhaya Podi / Turmeric And Fenugreek Powder

Turmeric and fenugreek powder is a simple spice powder which we use in many pickles. Also, it enhances the flavour of Iyengar special Puliotharai (aka tamarind rice). Adding this small quantities greatly enhances the flavour and gives  fantastic aroma and color. The turmeric variety that is used is the thin one which is usually used for making sambhar powder.



Ingredients:

Turmeric - 1/4 cup, broken into pieces
Fenugreek - 1/4 cup

Method:

Dry roast both these separately till golden brown and nice aroma arises. Cool and grind to a powder.





Store in a airtight container. This can be stored outside for 2 to 3 months or for a longer period in refrigerator.

Tips:

Turmeric is hard to break. So use a hammer to break into small pieces. If you try to grind without breaking, ....time to buy a new mixer or blender.


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