Curry Powder Trio (Take Yer Pick!)

środa, 19 lutego 2014

Curry Powder Trio (Take Yer Pick!)

Time: 7 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 3 tablespoons besan flour (chickpea)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 8 crumbled dried curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida powder

Directions

  • 1 To make sambar podi -- Combine 3 tablespoons ground coriander; 3 tablespoons besan (chickpea) flour; 1 tablespoon ground cumin; 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper; 1 teaspoon each salt, ground fenugreek seeds, amchur powder, dry mustard, and hot red chile powder; 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and turmeric; 8 crumbled dried curry leaves; and 1/4 teaspoon asafetida. Makes about 2/3 cup.
  • 2 To make a basic curry powder -- Combine 5 tablespoons ground coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons ground cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon ground turmeric, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 2 teaspoons ground fenugreek seeds, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom, and 1/2 teaspoon ground chile peppers. Makes about 3/4 cup.
  • 3 To make poudre de Colombo -- Toast 1/4 cup white rice in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking frequently, until light brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and cool. In the same skillet, toast 1/4 cup cumin seeds; 1/4 cup coriander seeds; 1 tablespoon each black mustard seeds, black peppercorns, and fenugreek seeds; and 1 teaspoon whole cloves until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Cool the spices, combine with the rice, and grind to a fine powder. Stir in 2 teaspoons turmeric. Makes about 1 cup.

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