Monday, July 21, 2008

Palya Powder

Palya is a South Indian(kannada) term used for dry vegetable side dish which can be taken along with Indian bread or mixed with rice to make a Masala vegetable rice. Any vegetable palya can prepared using this powder and Palya Powder is the basic ingredient for making palya. This powder can be preserved in a air tight container and can be used for months. Here is the recipe for Palya powder.

Red chilli - 3/4 cup
Coriander seeds - 1 1/4 cup
Channa dhal (Kadale bele) - 1/2 cup
Urad dhal (Uddinbele) - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 3" piece
Clove - 3
nutmeg - small piece
Mace - 2 Strands(optional)
Cardamom - 1
Poppy seeds - 2tsp
Curry leaves - about a hand full

Take a tsp of oil in a pan on a medium heat and fry Cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds till they turn slight brown. Switch off the heat and add the poppy seeds. Keep aside and let cool.

Now fry the rest of the ingredients that is Channa dhal, Urad dhal and coriander seeds without oil.

Now combine all the fried ingredients and grind it to a smooth powder.

Preserve this powder in a air tight container.

Take a look at Vegetable palya.


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