Powder Mixes: Yummy Food Options for the Single Person
COCONUT POWDER MIX / THENGAI PODI MIXOne of the simplest preparations among all the Podi Mixes. Though it is a delicious recipe, coconut tends to go rancid rather fast, so always use an airtight container to store this powder, use a dry spoon when serving and store it in a refrigerator. It is recommended that you make quantities enough to last for a couple of weeks as this is an easy recipe, and can be prepared frequently. Here is the recipe:
COCONUT POWDER MIX | THENGAI POWDER
- Mixie / Blender
- 1 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
- 1/4 cup Urad Dal or Split Black Gram Lentils
- 4-5 Whole Red Chilies (according to your spice taste)
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- A pinch of asafoetida
- Salt to Taste
- Add the cooking oil to the kadhai or the cooking pan. Roast the Urad Dal till it turns golden brown. Set this aside.
- Now roast the red chillies and the asafoetida, and set it aside.
- Add the fresh grated coconut and roast it till it turns golden brown. Make sure you are careful not to burn the coconut. Please keep the flame on minimum while roasting coconut. Let all this cool for a while.
- Once cooled, grind them together to a coarse powder when the texture of coconut still can be felt, and tasted.
- Store in a dry, airtight container in the refrigerator.
SESAME POWDER MIX /TILL POWDER / ELLU PODI MIX
The beauty of Black Sesame Powder or Ellu is that it can be, apart from using it for rice, also used in the place of the traditional “Gun Powder” with Idli or Dosa as well. It is a completely different taste, and delicious one at that. Black Sesame has a mild bitter taste but that can be offset with the red chillies that will spice it up. You will love the nutty taste of this powder. Here is the recipe:
SESAME POWDER MIX | ELLU POWDER MIX
When you grind roasted black sesame seeds with spices, you get a delicious powder mix that can be had with hot steaming rice and ghee