Roasted lentils on a cast iron pan releases an aroma which can only be experienced. Asafoetida roasted with a spoonful of sesame oil, tossed with roasted lentils can spice your life up! I’ll tell you how to enjoy this magical spice powder:
- Take a spoonful of this spice powder.
- Mix it with a little sesame oil or clarified butter.
- Now, with your fingertips, lick it and you’ll love it
Typically eaten with Idli (fermented rice cakes) or Dosa (Rice crepes) – it’s the spice of their lives!
Makes: A Nutella Bottle (the old one)
Equipment: Cast Iron Pot
- 1 cup White Lentil (Polished Black Gram)
- 3 tbsp Bengal Gram
- 10 dried red chillies (depending on the spice levels)
- 1 1/2 inch Asafoetida
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 3 tbsp black sesame
Heat oil in a cast iron pot and roast the asafoetida thoroughly and set aside.
Dry roast the lentils and chillies. Set aside to cool.
Roast the sesame separately and cool.
In a mixer grinder powder to achieve a slightly coarse mixture not very fine.
Cool completely before transferring to a container. You can store tight for many months.