Sharing another important spice mix used in Karnataka cuisine. This podi/spice mix/masala is used to make a traditional preparation called Gojju which is spicy-sweet-sour curry made using a select few vegetables and fruits. The most commonly used veggies and fruits are Okra, bittergourd, pineapple, mango, onion, tomato etc.
The freshly ground masala adds a better flavour to the gojju which tastes best with steamed rice.
Gojju Podi or Spice Mix for Gojju
Preparation Time: 10mins | Cooking + Grinding Time: 10mins | Makes:1cup | Difficulty Level: Easy | Recipe Source: MIL
10-15 medium spicy red chillies
2tsp coriander seeds
4tsp-Bengal gram/ Chana daal
4tsp split black gram/Urad Dal
1tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1tsp fenugreek seeds/methidana
5-6tsp grated dry coconut
4-5tsp sesame seeds/til
Roast each ingredient separately in a few drops of oil taking due precaution that they do not get burnt.
Mix all ingredients, cool and then grind to a fine powder.
Store in an air tight container.