Masala Powders form an integral part of Indian Cooking. Thanks to my mom who introduced me to this Multipurpose Masala Powder. Being a working professional this masala makes my life easier. I have it handy all the time.I can cook varieties in a jiffy.
I use it to make Puliogre Rice, Gojju (Sweet tangy gravy from Karnataka) and Gojju Avalakki / Tangy Beaten Rice or Poha.
I am going to share my Mom’s recipe today.
Recipe for Multipurpose Masala Powder:
- Roasted and powdered Black Sesame Seeds 50 Gms
- Roasted and powdered White Sesame Seeds 150 Gms
Roasted and Powdered Tamrind 150 Gms
Roasted and powdered Cumin / Jeera 1.5 Tsp
Roasted and powdered Fenugreek/ Methi 3/4 Tsp
Hing 1/4 Tsp
Dry Coconut Grated and powdered coarsely 200 Gms
Rasam Powder 8 Tsp
All the above need to be roasted and powdered separately.
For Tadka/ Seasoning
Mustard Seeds / Rai 1 Tsp
Channa Dal / Split Bengal Gram 2 Tsp
Urad Dal/ Split Black Gram 2 Tsp
Handful Curry Leaves
Dry Red Chilli 5-6
Peanuts 100 Gms
Jaggery finely grated 1 Tbsp
Oil 100 ml
Salt to Taste
Heat the oil in a pan. Add Channa dal ,Urad dal ,Peanuts and roast for 1 min on medium flame. Add mustard seeds, dry red chillies, grated jaggery, curry leaves and salt.Mix well and switch off the flame. Mix all the ingredients from No 1 to No 8.
Store it in a airtight Container.
10 thoughts on “Multipurpose Masala Powder”
Really awonderful innovation from u.ny posting this u live in the hearts of many people.
HI Preety, how can I rosted tamarind? I buy tamarind with seeds or in liquid paste
You cant roast paste. You will have to deseed the dry tamrind and roast.
The spice mix looks nice and tangy. I will definitely make it too. I make lot of poriyals and also flavoured one potrice dishes. This masala is going to be perfect for them.
Such an interesting selection of spices all blended in to make this delicious looking masala powder. I like the idea that it can be used on lots of different dishes.
Wow!! This masala powder seems so versatile and bursting with flavor and taste. I am sure this podi can be used to sprinkle on stir fries to add up to the taste.
Preeti this is amazing… the tanginess along with coconut. Seems so flavorful and versatile.