Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gongura Podi | Andhra Spice Powder

I have a fancy for spice powders and when it comes to Andhra Cuisine, you will find so many varieties. I have grown up, seeing so many spice powders getting made and served. Amma's Podi is always such a favorite among my favorites and is always stocked.

Athamma is also known for all the chutneys and Podis that she makes. I have always known that given a vegetable, she is known to make a chutney. We mostly make chutney with Gongura, today's recipe is more of a podi.

This makes a great spice powder to be mixed with rice and ghee.
It's been raining the whole day today and the weather has been excellent. It's raining after a long time and we have been enjoying the rains. I have been busy trying to make couple of dishes that were supposed to made for the BM. On the whole it's been quite productive day.

I enjoyed my lunch with this podi, mixed with rice and ghee.

Gongura Podi

Ingredients Needed:

Gongura Leaves - 2 cups
Dry Red chille - 6 - 7 no
Coriander Seeds -  1 tsp
Fenugreek / Methi - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1 small marble size

For Tempering

Oil - 2 tsp
Round dry red chilies - 3 -4
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

How to make the Gongura Podi

Wash and dry the leaves well.

Then dry roast all the ingredients except gongura leaves and tamarind. Once the ingredients are roasted, remove and let it cool.

Once cooled, powder to a fine powder.

Roast the leaves till they wilt and get cooked well. Remove and allow to cool. Take the leaves in the mixer, along with powder. Pulse it couple of times, along with tamarind extract, along with salt.
This goes for the October Week 3, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge  Group.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Come, join us for Breakfast ~ October Event Announcement!

"Come, join us for Breakfast", this October with your interesting Breakfast ideas!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And with your ideas you can help many plan their breakfast better! That's why my Breakfast dishes run a mile. I have readers asking for more ideas all the time.
For the first couple of months, it will be about any breakfast, any country. Maybe some editions later, we can get more specific. So for now you can send across any breakfast dish you share on your blog.

What's more I have the next Kid's Delight themed on Nuts and Legumes for Lunchbox event going on as well!

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Guidelines for the event.

From now till November 15th 2014, cook any breakfast dish and link them in the linky tool!

• Link back to this announcement is mandatory
• Usage of the logo is appreciated as it helps spread the word.
• Both Veg and Non Veg are are accepted.
• Multiple entries are accepted.
• The post should have a mandatory picture of the dish.
Archive entries from September 2014 are accepted, provided it has a link back to this announcement.

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