Almond Powder

June 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm 18 comments

Saturday mornings are special for us. It’s the only time we get to be  together, without having to rush for work/school. Though it is my day off, ‘getting up late or sleeping in’ luxury is not for me. The son ensures that. He loves to sleep in on weekdays, when we have to rush for school/work but on a Saturday he is up and shining at 6. Last Saturday was also the same and he insisted to go on a morning walk! He is mighty impressed by some superhero on TV and believes this is the only way to build up muscles!

I had planned Dosas for our post walk brunch but was not in the mood for elaborate chutney or Sambar to go with it. Wanted something quick and simple. I saw this recipe for Almond powder a few days ago at Talimpu. I had a pack of almonds which was threatening to get rancid and waiting to be used up! The recipe itself looked quick and simple and used all the day –to-day ingredients.

We enjoyed the delicate, nutty flavour of the lightly spiced powder on the hot dosa; a good variation from the usual Chutney powder. Thanks Raji for this lovely idea

I tweaked the original recipe to suit our taste. I did not use the recommended oil at all and added a pinch of jaggery powder while grinding.

Here’s the recipe:

~18-20 Almonds

4 Red chillies

½ tsp Cumene seeds

1” piece of tamarind

Salt to taste

Pinch of jaggery powder

(You can change the proportions to suit your taste)

Dry roast Almonds till you get a nutty aroma.

Similarly dry roast the Chillies and cumene seeds.

Add the other ingredients and grind together to a fine powder.

Sprinkle this on hot dosa (on the dosa tava itself) and top with Ghee/clarified butter if you like.

 Since I have used ‘Almonds waiting to be used up’ in this recipe the Almond Powder travels all the way to St.Louis for Blog Bites#4

Entry filed under: almond, Chilli, Chutneys, jaggery, nut, pepper, Quick eats, salt, seed, Side dishes, sugar, tamarind.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Raji  |  June 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    that is so awesome
    luv the baby dosas with my almond powder
    thank you for trying it out
    made my day
    always luvd ur blog. kiu madhu

    Reply
    • 2. My foodcourt  |  July 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks Raji for the wonderful words and Thanks a lot for the recipe

      Reply
  • 3. Nupur  |  June 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    How interesting- almond powder is new to me! That picture of the baby dosas is oh-so-sweet, thanks for the entry 🙂

    Reply
    • 4. My foodcourt  |  July 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks Nupur and thanks for hosting BB4

      Reply
  • 5. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal  |  June 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    OK, very very new and I am definitely trying it as I am a big fan of all kind of these powders and chutneys 🙂

    Reply
  • 7. Priya Yallapantula  |  June 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    OK, very very new and I am definitely trying it as I am a big fan of all kind of these powders and chutneys 🙂

    Reply
  • 8. Sanjeeta kk  |  June 23, 2010 at 7:45 am

    This is beautiful and innovative. My kids will love this. And healthy too with the almonds in it.

    Reply
    • 9. My foodcourt  |  July 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      Yes Sanjeeta healthy and flavorful

      Reply
  • 10. Sharmilee  |  June 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Such a innovative thought of adding almonds….

    Reply
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