2 tbsp - Cumin seeds/ ಜೀರಿಗೆ
1 tbsp - Coriander seeds/ ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಬೀಜ
1/2 tsp - Fenugreek seeds / ಮೆಂತ್ಯ
small piece - cinnamon stick/ಚಕ್ಕೆ
3 to 4 - Cloves/ಲವಂಗ
1 pod - cardamom seeds / ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ
4 tbsp grated dry coconut/ ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ತುರಿ (optional)
1/2 tsp - turmeric / ಅರಿಶಿನ
a pinch - hing / ಇಂಗು
Heat a pan on medium heat. Add all the ingredients to the pan. Dry roast them on a low flame for 4-6 minutes till you get a nice aroma. Take care not to burn the spices. If you want you can add a few drops of oil. Allow it to cool and powder in a blender. If you feel the ingredients are too less to be able to powder, you can add a handful of grated dry coconut to the spices . this will increase the volume and help in blending the powder. That is it. This powder has a nice aroma of all the spices and many uses.
- Usually I use it in Puliyogare and Gojju avalakki to increase the flavor and taste.
- You can use it to make a quick rasam/saaru powder too!! Add equal quantity of red chilli powder and this powder. Usually if you add 2 tspn Rasam powder, you can 1tsp of red chilli powder and 1 tspn of this spice powder. It tastes close to the Rasam powder, tastes really good for a quick fix :)
- Also if your rasam, sambhar powders are old and have lost the flavor. you can just add a spoon of this spice powder to your sambar/rasam and your dishes get a nice flavor instantly :)