Palyada Pudi or the spice mix for Stir fried vegetables.
- Thick bottomed pan
- 2 Medium Sized Bowls
- Air tight jar
- Coffee Blender
- 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds Kottambari Beeja in Kannada or Dhania in Hindi.
- 1.5 tbsp Chana Dal A type of Indian lentil. Kadale Bele in Kannada
- ½ tbsp Urad Dal A type of Indian lentil. Uddina Bele in Kannada
- 1 tbsp Peanuts Kadale Kayi in Kannada
- 8 piece Whole Red Chillies Prefer Byadagi Chillies(For colour) mixed with Guntur(for heat). Or you can also use any dry whole red chillies you can find locally.
- ½ tsp Cumin Seeds Jeerige in Kannada or Jeera in Hindi
- ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds Menthyada beeja in Kannada and Methi ke dane in Hindi.
- 3-4 piece Dry curry leaves Karibevu Soppu in kannada or kadi Patta in Hindi.
- 3 tbsp Coconut Powder Ona Kobbari in Kannada.
- 1 tbsp Refined oil
- Add the lentils in to a thick bottomed pan with a table spoon of oil on a low medium flame, enough to roast the spices slowly..
- Roast the lentils till they turn golden brown. Add the rest of the spices except, the coconut power. Roast till you smell the pungent heat of the chillies.
- Now add the coconut powder and roast till the coconut powder turn golden brown.
- Switch off the heat, pour the spices onto a medium sized bowl and let it cool.
- Once it is cool, blend the roasted spices in the coffee blender and use it to make a Palya. Or transfer it into an air tight jar for later use.
- You have your Palyada Pudi!
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