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:

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

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  2. Very flavorful spice mix...will try it sometime

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  3. adding pumpkin seeds here sounds quite interesting..

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  4. Flavorful and nutty spice mix.yummy with rice.

    Love your orzo soup with mushroom's.

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

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

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  7. I can smell the aroma here. Love the idea

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. very nice spice powder. sounds cool combination with mint

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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  12. What a great blend ~ full of flavors!
    US Masala

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  13. This is awesome:) I love it..
    Reva

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  14. Priya, wonderful creation. Fantastic combination.

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  15. Delicious and healthy spice powder, looks so good.

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  17. While mint makes it aromatic, Pumpkin seeds makes it so healthy... Such a healthy aromatic podi... Lovely..
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  18. Never added pumpkin seeds to mint podi....sounds so healthy n yummy.

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  19. 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

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

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  21. Nice innovative idea Priya..very flavourful spice powder.

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  22. une bonne épice bien parfumée bravo
    bonne soirée

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  23. 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.

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  24. Oh that is so innovative so different combo!

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

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