There are many versions of the spicy powders in South Indian Cuisine. One among them is this protein rich spicy daal powder.
Ingredients:1 small cup red gram/toor dal
1 small cup bengal gram/channa dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
7-8 dried red chillis (adjust)
Curry leaves 1 string
1/2 tsp asafoetida (Optional)
Salt to taste
1 tsp oil
Bengal gram / Chana daal, Red gram / Toor daal, Curry leaves, Cumin, Red chili
Heat a heavy bottomed shallow pan and add both the daals and slowly, dry roast on low to medium heat stirring constantly till they turn red. Don’t burn them. Remove from pan and keep aside.
In the same vessel, add the cumin seeds and toss them on medium heat for 2-3 min. Remove from pan and keep aside.
Next drizzle some oil in the vessel, add the dry red chilies and curry leaves and stir fry for 3-4 min. Remove and cool.
Allow all the ingredients to cool down and grind them all to a slightly coarse or a rough texture by adding salt and asafoetida.. Store in an air-tight container.
Served with hot steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.