Monday, November 26, 2012

Kothamalli Podi - Dhaniya Powder for Rice

#KothamalliPodi   #DhaniyaPowderForRice [ #CorianderPowder ] :  #CorianderSeeds are one of the most widely used spice ingredients in Indian food for its aroma. They are also extensively used in our traditional medicine. The most essential sambar powder contains approximately equal proportion of coriander seeds and red chilly.
It contains many phytonutrients that  are anti oxidant in nature and help in the prevention of diseases. The seeds are an excellent source of iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium. The seeds are also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B. They are very rich in insoluble dietary fiber, 100 g of seeds have 41.9 g of fiber.
Here a powder [ #podi ] for rice has been prepared using coriander seeds and red chilly.


Ingredients :
1/4 cupKothamalli [ Coriander seeds ]
3 - 4Red chilly [ adjust ]
3 clovesGarlic
1 TspSalt
1/2 TspGingelly oil [ till oil ]

Method :
Heat a kadai on a stove over medium flame with oil.
Add coriander seeds and red chilly.
Keep stirring until coriander seeds give a nice aroma and well roasted.
Transfer into a plate and allow to come down to room temperature.
Coarsely grind roasted coriander seeds and red chilly adding salt.
Finally add garlic cloves with skin and grind well.
Store in an air tight container.

Take hot white rice in a plate.
Add 2 tsp of coriander powder and a tsp of gingelly oil.
Mix well with hand.
Enjoy with murungaikkai sambar.
Wow!! wow! what a combination!! The nice aroma of coriander seeds will surely compel you have more...







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