Dried Neem Flowers Spice Mix | Vepampoo Podi | Bevina Hoovu Pudi

In my introductory post on Dried Neem Flowers I had promised to some recipes. Here is the first one- a spice mix that is extremely good for health.

I used:

Dried neem flowers - 2 tablespoons
Urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Channa dal - 2 tablespoons
Roasted Sesame seeds- 2 tablespoons
Red chillies- 4 [adjust to taste]
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Ghee - 1teaspoon
Salt to taste

  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon ghee in a pan on low flame and put in dried neem flowers.
  2. Fry till aromatic and remove from heat. Take care not to burn the neem flowers.
  3. Heat the remaining ghee and put in urad dhal, channa dhal, red chillies, cumin seeds and roast till the dhal turns brown.
  4. Switch off the flame and immediately add the roasted sesame seeds. Mix well and let it cool.
  5. Grind the dhal mixture with the neem flowers and salt to a fine powder.
  6. Spread it on a plate for sometime and store in an airtight container.
Serve this powder over a bed of piping hot rice drizzled with ghee. This can be taken once a week / fortnight as the first dish of the meal.

Sending this spice mix to Jaya's B2B- Spice powders and Srivalli's Condiment Mela

Bon Appetit...

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