A simple spice mix that is mixed with rice. Since vegetables are not used during Saaka Vratha, lentil spice mixed like these give a variety to the meal. When people used to follow this fast on a regular basis, different kinds of spice mixes used to be kept handy. Some of them are Sesame seed spice mix,toor dal spice mix that are specially made for this period. I will share the other two spice mix recipe later. For today's post we shall see the urad dal spice mix that was a part of the Vratha thali.
One other interesting aspect of this spice mix is that it can be used instead of the regular kootu pudi to prepare kootu. It can also be used as a side dish for dosa / idli. So one powder, many uses!
You need :
Urad dal -1 cup
Peppercorns- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
To serve, drizzle a teaspoon of sesame oil over hot steamed rice. Add a teaspoon or more of this spice mix. Mix well and it is ready to be savored.
- In a pan roast the urad dal and pepper together.
- When the dal turns light brown , remove from heat and cool.
- Powder along with salt.
- Store in an air tight container.
- This spice mix can be ground to a fine powder / a little coarse depending on your taste.
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