Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Multi purpose spice powder

This Multi purpose spice powder is one of the secret ingredients that my mom use to some of her dishes to bring that divine taste. This is one among the other powders that she always keep a stock in the kitchen. I will post each one by one.

Coming to this multi purpose super spice powder, when its available in stock,

it can be,

1. Added to sambar along with equal amount of usual sambar powder to give that super duper taste and flavor.

2. the main ingredient when making restaurant style sambar accompanying Idly/Dosa/Pongal.

3. Can be used to make Bisi Bele Bath if you dont usually add cinnamon while making Bisi bele bath. Somehow i like the Andhra style bisi bele bath than the Karnataka style and so i make it with this powder only. Its so much less work when you have all the veggies and this amazing powder on hand.

4. When making Potato/sweet potato or brinjal fry, add this powder at the end before switching off the flame to give a nice twist to the poriyal.


Corriander seeds - 200 gms
Red Chilly - 100 gms
Channa dal/Kadala paruppu - 1 fistful
Black pepper - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds / Vendhayam - 2 tbsp


1. Heat 1 tsp oil in kadai and dry fry corriander seeds and red chilly seperately till it leaves beautiful aroma. Keep it aside and let it cool.

2. In the same kadai, dry fry all the other ingredients one by one and allow them to cool.

3. In a mixie/blender , grind all the ingredients to a nice powder and spread it on a dry plate to allow it to cool.

4. Store the powder in a air tight container.

5. Enjoy variety of yummy dishes with this powder :)

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