Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mint & Pumpkin Seeds Spice Powder

I love homemade spice powders, they are quite handy to enjoy just with rice or either as side dish with idlis or dosas, my recent favourite spice powder is this mint and pumpkin seeds spice powder, since few months i couldnt stop myself gathering seeds from pumpkins,butternut squash or with melons, i wash them thoroughly and left aside to get dry completely which i conserve in an air tightened box for further use, i have already prepared many spice powders using many seeds and this mint pumpkin seeds spice powder is one among those flavourful spice powder...This spice powder tastes fabulous simply with rice and also very useful for spicing up many stir fries, stay tuned friends i'll post soon a potato roast which i cooked with this spice powder..

Mint & pumpkin seeds powder

2cups Mint leaves
1/4cup Coriander seeds
1tbsp Urad dal
5nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Peppercorns
1/4cup Pumpkin seeds
2tbsp Dessicated coconut
Salt
Oil

Dry roast the mint leaves until a nice aroma comes out, heat few drops of oil, roast the coriander seeds,urad dal,dry red chillies,cumin seeds,peppercorns, pumpkin seeds until they get well roasted, finally add the dessicated coconut,stir for few seconds and put off the stove..

Now take the roasted spices,roasted mint leaves in a mixie and grind as bit coarse powder...Store the spice powder in an air tight container and enjoy with rice..

33 comments:

AMMU MOHAN said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice flavour for curries too.........

kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

Very flavorful spice mix...will try it sometime

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

adding pumpkin seeds here sounds quite interesting..

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful and nutty spice mix.yummy with rice.

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Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

Nice spice powder........

Sadhana Valentina said... Reply To This Comment

Good one dear!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

You allways do some thing special dear this powder sounds very different and looks colorful nice recipe....

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious powder...

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds good! Have not seen pumpkin seeds used in spice before! Lovely!

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

So innovative!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

I can smell the aroma here. Love the idea

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

healthy powder!

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, your snaps are nt loading in my system ,.. i closed and opened ur blog more than 6times to see the snaps.. recipe is new to me..
then, i tried your chicken and babycorn sheshwan.. it was too tasty :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

very nice spice powder. sounds cool combination with mint

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

lovely priya- u never cease to amaze me with ur creations !

Radha Rayasam said... Reply To This Comment

A must have in the kitchen! Nice clicks and a lovely blog with awesome recipes!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

What a great blend ~ full of flavors!
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revathi said... Reply To This Comment

This is awesome:) I love it..
Reva

Quay Po Cooks said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, wonderful creation. Fantastic combination.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy spice powder, looks so good.

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Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

While mint makes it aromatic, Pumpkin seeds makes it so healthy... Such a healthy aromatic podi... Lovely..
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Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Never added pumpkin seeds to mint podi....sounds so healthy n yummy.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting spice powder !!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely and flavorful rice mixture. I wager it takes rice to a whole nother level. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice idea of pumpkin seeds and mint flavored spice powder,yummy yummy....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful combo, love the idea :)

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

Nice innovative idea Priya..very flavourful spice powder.

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

une bonne épice bien parfumée bravo
bonne soirée

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & flavorful spice mix.
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Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said... Reply To This Comment

So funny. Pumpkin Seed powder was just on Dr. Oz as something to help you sleep!!
I LOVE LOVE pumpkin seeds & had to order them in Bulk. Whole Foods keeps jacking up the prices on my dear little zinc bombs.

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Oh that is so innovative so different combo!

Mehjabeen Arif said... Reply To This Comment

Thats full of flavors.. a must have in every kitchen...