Spices from India

Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.

Spices from India

Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.

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Kothamalli thokku recipe

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time:20 mins     |  Cook time: 10 mins     |  Serves: 6

Ingredients

Coriander leaves - 1 big bunch

Urad dal - 1/3 cup

Redchillies – 6

Asafetida - 1/4 tsp

Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry sized

Salt - As needed

Method

1. Wash coriander leaves and spread it in a news paper or kitchen towel to absorb the water in it. Remove the thick stems if you don’t want,thin stems can be there.

2. Roast urad dal,red chillies and asafetida together till urad dal turns golden brown.

3. Cool down and first grind red chillies,tamarind, salt, asofetida into a coarse powder.

4. Then add coriander leaves and give a few runs to grind little.

5. Lastly add the roast urad dal and grind to a coarse powder,taking care to not to grind into fine powder.

6.    The urad dal should be seen as shown below in the picture.

Transfer to an air tight container and keep it in fridge.This thokku, we can take with rice by mixing this with sesame oil, or we can even have this as a side dish for Idly, Dosas!

Hello everyone! This is Rajeswari from Rak’s Kitchen. I share some of the authentic recipes that I learnt from my mom and mom-in-law. All these day to day cooking recipes include our Indian spices that are easily available and these spices help in a way to balance our health in day to day diet easily.

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Nov 062017

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