September 9, 2013

Godhi Chutneypudi | Wholewheat Spice Powder | Condiment recipes

Bangalore Chutneypudi (dry chutney powder – spice powder) is integral to those from Bangalore. The spice powder or condiment which is so versatile that can be mixed with either rice or had with Chapathi / idli / dosa / akki rotti (rice cakes).. For me and my sister, the version made by grandmom was heaven indeed, which passed down to me through mom and published here. And then I didn’t think too much of it, till I stumbled upon this wonderfully aromatic and proteinicious Godhi Chutneypudi made out of wholewheat (Godhi in Kannada is Wholewheat).

S and me loved it a lot (the former still getting accustomed to Kannada food on his plate and palate), although it was a lil spicy for my elder daughter, and she decided she was not going to taste it after all. The younger daughter, still a toddler was amused by all the excitement at the dining table and wondered what the commotion was all about J.. We would surely make this often, and even use as a side dish with Idlis and Dosas.

For all those spice lovers, this is surely going to be a hit. Mix with hot, steaming rice and ghee / sesame oil. And Slurp ! This is a wonderful condiment to add to your spice mix repertoire. Sending to BM # 32 under Alphabet "G"

Prep time : 15 mins | Dry roasting time : 10 mins | Makes : approx 400 gm of Dry Spice powder

Aromatic powder made from wholewheat & spices

Ingredients:

  • Wholewheat – 1.5 cups
  • Whole Red chillies – 7 ( I used 5 normal red chillies and 2 Kashmiri variety)
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Jaggery powder – 2 TBSP
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp (optional – but I used)
  • Dry Coconut grated (Copra) – 1 cup ( I used approx ¾ cup)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Tamarind powder – 1 tsp (else use 1 very small roundel of tamarind)

Method:
In a medium hot pan, dry roast the whole wheat in batches on a medium heat till a lovely nutty aroma wafts out (approx 8-10 mins) . You may also microwave it for 6 mins (stopping every 1 min).  Transfer to a plate.
Roast the dry coconut for just 1 min till it turns warm (Warning – dry coconut burns very fast, so please pay attention!). Cool
Add ½ tsp of oil. Roast the chillies, fenugreek seeds, tamarind on a low flame till the tamarind is slightly roasted and gets crusty and the chillies coat with oil. Transfer to a plate.
Now add the remaining oil and slightly fry the curry leaves springs till they get crispy. Transfer.
Let all the ingredients come to room temperature.
Grind the wheatgrains first to a smooth powder (I like it slightly coarse). Transfer to a large bowl or dry plate – powder 1
Then grind the rest of the ingredients including salt, but except dry coconut to a powder. Mix this powder into the wholewheat meal – powder 2
Now at the end just grind the roasted dry coconut (this is ground separately as dry coconut leaves oil when ground too fine) for just 10-20 secs. You should end with a coarse powder – powder 3
Mix all three powders. Check for salt and spices.
Store in an airtight container, and use as required.







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25 comments:

  1. Nice aromatic and healthy podi.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/09/butter-sponge-cake.html

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  3. Very interesting chutney podi, unfortunately i dont have whole wheat grains at home.

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  4. interesting recipe,never heard of it.

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  5. very interesting banglore chutney podi :)

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  6. This is rather interesting..Never heard of a wheat spice powder..would love to try some.

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  7. I love it so nice flavorful and perfect for variety rice mix.

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  8. Never tried using whole wheat in spice powder. It looks very nice...

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  9. Never done with wheat flour Kalyani..surely must try!

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  10. Very interesting..never used wheat for masala powder!

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  11. Lovely new addition to my chutney podis. Wheat in podi is new to me.

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  12. I am a huge fan of chutney podi and always stock a few varieties. This one is new to me and am going to make this tomorrow as I have all the ingredients ready. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Yummy and unique podi recipe

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  14. Interesting powder.. Never heard a powder with wheat.. :)

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  15. Never thought of making podi with wheat very very intresting. Bookmarking this.

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  16. Lovely! never heard of spice powder with wheat...Sound delicious!

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  17. Very Interesting pudi.I have eaten the menthya hittu where it contains wheat as one of the ingredients but never heard about this chutney pudi where wheat is the star ingredient.

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  18. Very interesting Never knew about godi chutney podi. sure to try this

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  19. Never had/heard about this before...sounds good!

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  20. I used to make chutneypudi only with chana dals and urid dal this one looks as tasty . Bookmarking it

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