White sesame 2 tbsp
Dry red chillies 15 (40 g)
Coriander seeds 1 handful (½ cup)
Cumin seeds ½ handful (¼ cup)
Pepper corns 1 tbsp
Tamarind 3 or 4 scales
This powder comes very handy to make roasted vegetables like potato, colacasia (arbi), sweet potato, or raw banana.
Roast the sesame seeds in a pan on low flame till it changes color and starts spluttering. Keep it aside for cooling.
Add a drop of oil and roast the chillies only till the color starts changing but do not let it turn black.
Roast the remaining ingredients on a low flame till aroma starts and ensure it is not overdone.
Powder the sesame seeds and transfer to a bowl.
Powder the cooled chillies till coarse and add the remaining ingredints and powder well to get a fine powder.
Transfer to the powder sesame in the bowl and mix well.
Store in a dry container and can be used for at least a month.