Name the dish and you find a powder/masala in the market to prepare. Its certainly great for those who have no time or inclination to prepare the powders from scratch. But one size does not fit all and hence there are those who prefer to make these powders at home to suit their taste and flavor. I normally prepare all the powders at home and keep the required quantity out in the kitchen with the rest of it shoved in the fridge.
Today I am putting up the recipe to prepare the Vangi Bhath powder. It is an easy recipe and can be ready in a span of around 30 minutes.
What you need to have
Split Black gram dal – 25 grams
Split Bengal gram Dal – 50 grams
Coriander seeds – 75 grams
Cinnamon stick – Two 2″ pieces
Cardamom – 25
Cloves – 7-8
Turmeric powder – 2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder – 75 Grams.
Ingredients of Vangi bhath powder
What you do with what you have:
1.Place a broad based bowl on the flame and dry roast Black gram dal till you get a pleasant aroma and keep it aside.
2. Repeat Step 1 with Bengal gram Dal.
3. Dry-roast Coriander seeds, pealed cardamom, Cinnamon sticks, Cloves together till you get a pleasant aroma of all of them. Switch off the gas and add Turmeric powder, chill powder and stir well until you get the scary picture below !
Ingredients dry roasted
4. Powder the roasted ingredients in the mixer to a medium coarse consistency.
Ready Vangi bhath powder
On cooling store it in air tight containers. It will remain afresh for more than 2-3 months, provided wet spoons is not used.
What to remember:
– Dry roast all the ingredients on medium flame – using Oil will reduce the shelf life and aroma of the powder.The powder may look scary but since the chillie is new, the colour is deep red. Always use Byadgi chillie since it is not too spicy. Keep the powder always ready if you are frequently preparing the dish. If one is using Semolina to prepare the dish, only the powder can be added , since we use fresh grated coconut to enhance the flavour. If one wants to prepare it with rice then, we have to mix dry grated coconut(Copra) to the powder instantly to the required quantity. I will put up the recipe shortly.
How long it takes: 30 minutes