Menthya Hittu

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Menthya Hittu

Menthya hittu is a healthy and tasty powder that is rich in lentils. Mix a teaspoon of this powder, a little ghee, and salt to a half cup of steaming cooked plain rice for a quick and healthy rice course.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Toor Dal : ½ cup
  • Chana Dal : ½ cup
  • Moong Dal : ½ cup
  • Whole Wheat : ½ cup
  • Fenugreek (Methi) : 1½ teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) : ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper : 10 – 12
  • Red Chilies : 10
  • Asafoetida (Hing) : ¼ teaspoon
  • Turmeric (Haldi, Arshna) : ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves : 15

Equipment

  • Coffee Grinder

Instructions

  • Dry roast everything except the hing and turmeric separately and set aside to cool.
  • Then add the hing and turmeric to the mixture. Using a coffee grinder grind to a fine powder.
  • Transfer to an airtight container such as a glass jar.

Notes

Menthya hittu will stay fresh for at least six months if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It will stay fresh even longer if stored in the refrigerator. 
Calories: 300kcal
Course: Spice Mix
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