Vegetable Seasoning Powder

Vegetable seasoning powder, sounds fancy! but  its just the regular curry powder which i use for seasoning vegetables and gravies. This is a south Indian style powder which is absolutely flavorful and aromatic, this is a stand alone powder, you don’t have to add any other masala or spices with it. Whenever I make beetroot, carrot or potato curry or any soups I add this powder as a seasoning, it tastes yummy. Lets see how to prepare this powder:

Ingredients:

Makes about 1/4 cup of powder

Coriander seeds –  3 tbsp

Channa dhal – 2 tbsp

Red chillies – 4 (As per taste)

Method:

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat, dry roast the ingredients mentioned above.
  2. First add in the Channa dal and the red chillies, fry them for 2 mins when the dal slightly change color, add in the coriander seeds.
  3. Reduce the flame to low and fry until all the ingredients turn brown and crisp.
  4. Turn off the flame, transfer the contents to another plate and allow them to cool.
  5. Once they come to room temperature, grind them into a fine/coarse powder.
  6. Store this powder in an air tight container. You can store and use this up to 1 month.
  7. This powder can be added to sautéed vegetable, sundal and can be added at last to sambhar to make them more flavorful.

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Notes:

  • Do not leave this powder out open for a long time as it would lose it smell, the taste of the dish depends on the aroma 🙂
  • If you can, you can also sun – dry all the ingredients and grind, its the best way to do it.
  • Red chillies can be replaced with whole black peppercorns as well.
  • Do not add salt to the powder, salt moistens the powder.
  • This powder goes well with coconut, so whenever I make any vegetable- coconut curry, I sprinkle this powder at last.

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