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If Punjabi recipes tempt your taste buds, then this page is a must-visit. Take a peep into Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen and see what authentic Punjabi food is all about. You will also find fusion recipes from Anita aunty's Punjabi kitchen. Not to mention, she has started to share OPOS recipes as well.

Authentic South Indian Recipes

Authentic South Indian Recipes
If you love south Indian food, do not leave without checking this page. Dedicated to Chitra Balachander, a south Indian homemaker, the page is all about taking a journey into her south Indian kitchen. Travel with me to her kitchen to savor traditional south Indian food.

Kurma Masala Powder

Lift the taste and aroma of your gravies with this aromatic kurma masala. This is Radha Natarajan's recipe of Your Everyday Cook. 

Radha has a lot of healthy recipes on her blog. Please visit her page for more health-friendly recipes.









Kerla kurma masala Recipe:

1 cup coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
3/4 cup poppy seeds (khus khus)
5-10 red Kashmiri chillies 
4 - 1 inch cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
8-10 green cardamom pods (hari elaichi)
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 star anise (optional)
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
1 tbsp cloves (laung)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp black pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
1/2  tbsp dry ginger powder (sukhi adrak)
2 tbsp roasted gram dal (Bengali roasted dal - you may use chana dal - I used chana dal initially to make this powder, as I did not have roasted gram dal)

Apart from this, you need 2 tsp turmeric powder, which we will add after dry roasting all the above ingredients. Cool them down. Grind together and then add turmeric powder (gives a beautiful color to your kurma masala).


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