Kootu Podi, this recipe is my Amma's recipe. I have been following this for the past 8 years and my Kootu has never failed to attract appreciation. It is a simple to make and easy to remember recipe. I always use a Tea Cup/Coffee Dabara to measure the quantities while making this Powder. This Stores well in Room Temperature,More than a month. The below given measurements will keep you going for a month. I use the same powder for my Rasam too, with a green chili added, it tastes great.
3/4 Cup Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds
1 Cup Milagu/Pepper
1-1/2 Cups Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 Cup Thuvaram Paruppu/Toor Dal/Split Pigeon peas
1 Cup Kadalai Paruppu/Chana Dal/Gram Dal
1/2 Cup Moong Dal
- Take all the given ingredients in a Mixer and Grind until almost fine.
- Dont Grind it too fine, a little coarse dal, adds a great texture and taste to the Kootu or Rasam.
- While using in Kootu, add 2 tsp of this spice mix, I have used the same Spice mix in Malabar Vellari Kootu Recipe.