Reader's Post - Menthya Hittu

Blogging has given me many friends, appreciation e-mails from reader's which encourage me to blog more and more. Many of you write to me asking whether or not they can send me their recipes to be published. The answer is YES, but I would definitely try them in my kitchen before I publish them on TOM. All recipes published on TOM are approved for their taste by my family members and I appreciate their co operation in this regard.

This recipe was sent by one of my Singapore reader and friend. Many thanks Ibbani for this healthy recipe. Menthya hittu is a medley of 4-5 different types of pulses flour. The resulting cocktail powder is a protein rich powder which is good for health. Here is how Ibbani makes menthya hittu ..

MENTHYA HITTU
P.S. Please use same cup for measuring all ingredients

Togaribele/Toordal/Kandipappu- 1 cup
Kadalebele/Chanadal/Shenagapappu- 1 cup
Hesarubele/Moongdal/Pesarapappu- 1 cup
Uddinabele/Dhuli urdadal/Minapappu - 1 cup
Menthekaalu/Methidana/Menthulu- 2 tsp
Jeerige/Jeera/Jilakara - 1tsp
Kempumenasinakayi/RedChillies - 5-7 (adjust according to your taste)
Hingu/Asafoetida- a big pinch
Harishina/Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Method :
Roast/fry all ingredients without oil on medium heat separately. Let them cool down.
Powder them and mix them well and store in a airtight container

Serving :
Serve with plain hot rice and ghee/clarified butter. Add little salt, mix and eat :) enjoy!!




- IBBANI &

25 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

this is similar to parappu podi we make, but we add only channa dal and tuvar dal..good one...

Suparna said...

hi LG,
very comforting pudi I must say it's a multi-purpose powder indeed a blessing!!
Thanks for the recipe ibbani and LG
tc

Priya said...

Wow this spice powder sounds really interesting and definitely handy..

Happy Cook said...

I think it is wonderful youmake dishes with the recipe your readers send.

Rachana Kothari said...

A very interesting and a multipurpose powder...

DEESHA said...

I love menthya hittu .. its super yummy

Madhuri said...

Healthy and delicious on hot rice with little ghee on it.

Nithu Bala said...

This is really healthy..it should have great flavour and taste..thanks for this post..

Springbird said...

I love menthya hittu...its a must in my kitchen and if it gets over i get restless and try to ask my mom to send it somehow.But now i have ur recipe so dont have to worry. thanks for this recipe.

Cham said...

It is a protein packed powder- great that readers share their healthy and tasty recipe!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I make a similar powder I learnt it from my MIL... this tastes great with rice...

Smitha said...

Chutney pudi type ide ri e recipe....Plain Methya Hittu BTW nimage bekagatte Post partum :)

jayasri said...

Thumba paruppu podi thara ide, naanu menthyad hittu maadthene!!, nanige bahala ishta, bangalore ge hodre, shastry's condiments, DVG Road nalli, kondukolthene, avardu bahala chennagiruthe, nan daddy diabetic, so yaavaglu amma stock maadirthaare, ida alathe ittu naanu try maadthne, post ge bahala thanks,

Rekha said...

idu nan fav kanri, love to eat it with dollops of ghee..healthy too

Anonymous said...

Nice pudi will try it out...:) tnx Lakshmi and Ibbani...:)
Mangala

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me..Looks great.

AshKuku said...

Thumba yummy yaagiruththade alwa...... Bisi bisi annada jothe...AHA!!!! SWARGA!!!!! Innenu Beda maththe...... Naanu kanasinalliye adara ruchi anubhaviside....innu sathya vaagi thinnalikke sikkidare hegiruththade!!!!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Good one...

Nostalgia said...

Nice.. will have to do it some time.

Parita said...

Readers Post column is fantastic, appreciate your efforts!

Sush said...

Thanks Ibbani & LG. I will surely prepare them soon :)

BangaloreBaker said...

Thanks ri ee recipe post madiddakke. My mother never made this so I didn't know how to make it either. I have heard that if you have this hittu, you can make some kind of gojju with it within 5 minutes or so it seems. Do you know anything about it. I can guess by mixing this hittu with water and adding tadka and huli should work, but want to know if there is something like that or it is my wild imagination.

Anonymous said...

HI Lakshmi,

Just while browsing saw ur blog today.. Very informative n marvellous site..:-) Great job keep it up..

If u knw any mantras for getting pregnant or conceiving pls let me know..

Thanks in advance,
Pooja Bhat.

LG said...

Hello Pooja,
Thanks for visiting my blog and appreciating my work. I have posted the mantras for you. Do read them. May god bless you with a healthy baby.

chitra said...

even we prepare menthya hittu.but this recipe is nice