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Nimmakaya Karam (Spicy powder with lemon)

Jul 24th, 2007 | By | Category: All Recipes, Dal Recipes, Spice powders / Podi Recipes, Veg - Recipes

A nice accompaniment with idly, dosa or steamed rice with a dollop of ghee. A visitor to my blog requested for this recipe and here I go…. Its so simple and easy too.

We need ….

bengal gram/chana dal – 1/4 measuring cup

urad dal/minapappu – 1/4 measuring cup

methi seeds – 1/4 tsp

hing/asofetida – 1/4 tsp

Dried red chillies – 10 (increase or decrease according to your spice level)

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 3 tbsps (increase or decrease according to your taste)

Oil – 1 1/2 tsp
How to…..

1. Heat oil in a pan, fry methi seeds till they turn light brown in color.

2. Add asofetida, urad dal, chana dal, dried red chillies and fry on medium flame till the raw smell of the dals disappears. Take care that the dals don’t get burnt. keep stirring continuously. This process takes about 5-7 mts.
6. Switch of the flame. Allow to cool off , add salt and grind it to lightly coarse powder.
7. Mix lime juice, adjust salt and store in an air tight container. Goes well with idly, dosa and even steamed rice too.
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  1. that is a new one. the apple designed plate, I thought you kept an cut apple there. it looks real. wouldn’t lemon moisture reduce the shelf life?

  2. Hi sharmi,

    🙂 yeah thats an apple designed plate. Storing it in a refrigarator would help increase the shelf life. Thanks for reminding me bout it.

  3. Hi,
    Ur blog is very good and this recipe is one of my fav my mom makes this for me.

  4. Thanks for your nice words ramya.

  5. Sowjanya,this is great recipe.Mixing with lemon juice is new!Thanks for posting!:))

  6. powder looks heavenly!!!

  7. Thanks for your nice words swapna.

  8. Thanks Asha.

  9. Am a die hard fan of Telugu dishes and your blog has all andhra delicacies i wanted to try. Thank you.
    Is Nimmakaya Karam, the same recipe that we eat with Rice and Ghee? (We call it gun powder ! )

  10. Hi binu,

    I’m glad you liked my recipes. gun powder is similar to nimmakaya karam with respect to the ingredients except we don’t use lemon in gun powder.

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