Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chutney Pudi (Powder)

Pudi in Kannada means powder. My grandmother has an art of making dry and wet chutneys. I was always the one who wanted chutney everyday. And now, my husband too is a big fan of Chutney powder. No matter how many condiments he has with Chapati, he must have Chutney powder. Chutney powder comes handy when I do not have time to cook any vegetable and can be used on bread with butter. Here is how I make Chutney powder:

3 cups of roasted peanuts
1 cup of puthani (dahlia)
2 tbsps of red chilli powder
1 cup dry coconut (optional)
2 tbsps tamarind (optional)
1/4 tsp hing
salt to taste

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and grind to a coarse powder.
  2. Mix it well. Store in airtight container.
Note: If made in large quantity, it loses the flavor. Store the remaining chutney powder in freezer for better flavor.