I own a whole array of different masalas… from my grand mom’s homemade Sambar Podi, to store bought chaat masala and garam masalas. The one thing I cannot find in the Indian store here is this Vathal kuzhambu podi or paste. Sigh. How I miss grand sweets.
I realized it might be simple to just make this podi at home. So here is my recipe of the Vathal kuzhambu podi (my mom read this in a tamil magazine and she translated it for me, so sweet she is! :D).
Cook time: 25 minutes; Yields: 8 tbsps (remember to proportion your ingredients correctly if you are making bigger batches)
- Toor Dal – 2 tbsps
- Coriander Seeds – 3 tsps
- Dry Red Chilly – 6
- Whole Pepper – 1 tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
- Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
Dry roast everything one by one on medium heat till they turn red in color. Cool down.
Roast to a coarse powder. Store in container!
Vathal kuzhambu powder is ready to use! 🙂