Are you the person who trash out the melon seeds while cutting ur melons for having as desserts or in salads?? after looking at this spicy powder am damn sure that u wont throw them anymore..Yeah this spice powder is prepared with melon seeds and quinoa along with our usual spices and dals...Simple spice powder which tastes fantastic along with hot steaming rice topped with ghee or along with crispy dosas or hot steaming idlies..Initially i wanted to make out this spice powder with just melon seeds and spices but finally while dry roasting the melon seeds,spices and dals i added quarter cup of red quinoa to make this spice powder more healthier, so guys dont ever trash this tiny melon seeds anymore and u can prepare them as many different spice powder using them, wat all u need is to wash them thoroughly and let them sit for few minutes,finally spread them in a newspaper until they get well dried, conserve them in an air tightened bottle and use them as per ur need..
1/2cup Cantaloupe melon seeds
1cup Roasted channa dal (pottukadalai)
1/2cup Channa dal
1/4cup Urad dal
5nos Red chillies
1/4cup Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
Dry roast the roasted channa dal, channadal, urad dal, red chillies, coriander seeds, peppercorns one by one,keep them aside..now add the melon seeds, quinoa and asafoetida powder,dry roast until they turn slightly brown..Take all the dry roasted ingredients in a mixie, add enough salt and ground them as bit coarse powder..
Conserve them in an air tightened bottle and enjoy with rice or with anything as u desire..