Coriander seeds(dhania) - 3/4 kgs
Red gram dal(tur dal) - 50 gm
Channa dal ( kadala paruppu) - 50 gm
Urad dal - 50gm
Dried red chillies - 300 gm
Pepper - 50 gm
Mustard seeds - 25 gm
Fenugreek - 25 gm
Cumin seeds(jeera) - 50 gm
Turmeric ( virali manjal ) - 5 nos
Asafoetida - 1 tbs
Dried curry leaves - 150 gm
Heat a heavy bottomed kadai dry roast the dals on medium heat
till the dals release their flavor and turn golden brown .
Dry roast is important and roast all ingredients separately.
Never allow the ingredients to burn , because it may ruin the nice aroma.
Add methi seeds and roast till they turn red.
Add coriander seeds and roast till they turn dark brown and release their flavor.
Add the mustard seeds and roast till they start to pop.
Add cumin seeds and pepper corns and roast
Finally roast the dry red chillies and curry leaves for a minute and remove.
Allow all the fried ingredients to come to the room temperature.
After , grind them a coarse powder along with turmeric , asafoetida and curry leaves.
Store in an air tight container.