My compulsion to get rid of left over ingredients can some time be the reason to cook food for blog. Like this intense red horse gram chutney powder. There was half bag full of horse gram lying in the pantry and it was driving me crazy to cook something out of it. Also when you have to cook and pack food early in the morning for 3, it is always a wise decision to have an alternate for side dish that doesn’t perish or ruin so easily. So stocking a jar full of flax seeds chutney powder or peanut chutney powder was my age old trick to overcome hive of activity in the morning.
As you all know, experimenting the recipes with new ingredients is one of my food blog induced obsession and it is really really fun for me. Simple and familiar, basic dishes with new ingredients that people can make comfortably is what I always look for. I feel so good when that is what comes through this little internet space.
This time power packed legume horse gram has been introduced as new ingredient in the chutney powder recipe. And the desiccated coconut, red chilly, salt, tamarind and jaggery get powdered homogeneously with the roasted horse gram which is why it pairs up well with south Indian staple food like idli and dosa. I love horse gram chutney powder to be coarse rather like fine flour. I dip my bite of dosa in chutney powder and really feel the aroma of legume while eating which is how my dream breakfast comes true.