Monday, May 19, 2014

Fennel Seeds Powder - Sombu podi

Category :Vegan, Jain, fat-free (oil optional), gluten-free, nut free, rich in protein
Preparation Time : 5 min.
Cooking Time: 15 Min.
Skill level : easy

Ingredients :
1 ts oil (optional)
1/2 c toordal
1/4 c urad dal
1/2 c fennel seeds
10-12 peppercorns
3-4 red chilies (you can adjust spiciness according to your taste)
1/2 ts turmeric
salt as needed

1. First roast toordal very light brown at medium low heat, with or without oil
2. Then add urad dal, fennel seeds tamarind and peppercorns.
3. When it starts releasing an aroma and turns golden-brown, add chili and turmeric
4.  Continue roasting for another 1 min and turn the heat off.
5.  Keep moving the ingredients in the pot around otherwise it may burn since pot will be hot.
6. When it cools down, add salt and grind it.
8. Store in airtight container.

=> For multiplying the recipe you don't need extra oil unless it's very large batch