Channa Dal Spice Mix

The second week of Blogging Marathon #12 starts today.This is a blogging community started by Srivalli of Spicing your life and Cooking 4 all seasons fame.A year ago we blogged non stop for a month and that was the beginning of a wonderful journey in blogging.Each month we blog non stop for a week .For this month's edition, I have selected the theme 'Seven days of Delicious Dals'.

Dals are an integral part of the Indian cuisine.Dals are used in everything from soups,salads, side dishes, spice mixes and also along with rice.So this week I plan to present the different ways in which I love to use dals.

Spice mixes are a boon in the kitchen.They can be mixed with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee / a teaspoon of oil or can be used as a side dish when we are in a rush and have no time to prepare chutney / sambar to go with the tiffin items.

Today's spice mix is somewhat similar to my favorite Menthe Hittu - Fenugreek-lentil spice mix and Paruppu Podi- South Indian lentil spice mix.It is very handy when you need a quick fix lunch.

I used:

Channa Dal - 1 cup
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Peppercorns - 1 teaspoon
Red Chillies- 4

Salt to taste

  1. Roast all the ingredients except salt in a heavy bottom pan till the dal turns golden brown. Cool.
  2. Add salt and grind to a fine powder.
  3. Transfer into an airtight container and use as required.

    To serve :

    Mix the required quantity of the channa dal spice mix with piping hot steamed rice. Add a dollop of ghee / sesame oil .Mix well and indulge....

    Channa dal spice mix rice served with Potato roast and Onion Gojju
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