I tried my best to guess what it was, and could not :D Can you help me?! What do you think it is, and what would you cook with it?
Sorry, but there is no way the heady aroma of this powder can be transferred through cyberspace. Google is still working on that!
I'll be playing with this surprise ingredient over the weekend, and will come back to tell you all about it. See you then!
I'll take a wild guess -- it looks very much like the sambar powder I've been playing with in my own kitchen.ReplyDelete
Nupur, is it rasam powder / sambhar powder? Jo bhi hai, suspense would get over, once you post recipe with this!!ReplyDelete
i got mine and she told me it's ....ha ha i'm not telling.ReplyDelete
First time commenting here, though have been following your blog for a long long time. Looks like coconut powder to me.ReplyDelete
Hmmmmm.. its like some all-spice masala.. like pav bhaji masala or goda masala..:).. If in case it one such masalas, I would love to make a rich spicy curry out of it!..:DReplyDelete
Hv fun!! Looking fed to your recipe...ReplyDelete
Hahaha Good one Nupur! Enjoy the game :-)ReplyDelete
Looks like sambar powder to me.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking it's idli milagai podi or sambhar powder.ReplyDelete
Looks like idly milagai podi..Can you taste and see what soices r in it? We can try help you. It cld even be bise bela bath mix. This event sounds like awesome funReplyDelete
I think it is a dry garlic chilli powder.ReplyDelete
I know I am bad at guessing games , and so far haven't succeeded :)) . Still the fun to guess should continue I thing ha ha ha ...
Sambar powder? Idli podi? Garam masala?ReplyDelete
Bisi Bele Bhaat (Masala) Powder or Vangi Bhaat PowderReplyDelete
I am going to write the first thing that came to my mind(after thinking a bit, i had few more thoughts, but i will ignore them). It looks like khara pudi from North Karnataka. Khara pudi (or something like that they call) is basically chili powder and garlic mixture(i guess). Which they use in all their dishes in the place of chili powder.ReplyDelete
I think it is paprika.Would love to add it to my vegetarian chili.ReplyDelete
South Indian chutney powder?ReplyDelete
I'd have said podi too. Made with dalia, red chillies, coriander seeds etc etc. But I dont think that's wild enough :-)ReplyDelete
How about roasted red chillies and peanuts? Mirchicha thecha!!!
Bisi Bele Baath powder or Picke masalaReplyDelete
Something hot and spicy and utterly delicious! I won't bother trying to guess, even if I come from the Land of Podis! Can't wait to see what you whip up with this.ReplyDelete
It looks so much like sambhar powder but....that would be too obvious, wouldn't it? maybe it's something a tad different like pitlai powder???ReplyDelete
hey Nups It looks like sambhar powder to me!!!ReplyDelete
Sambhar / Rasam powder!ReplyDelete
Its a combination of dal powders with chilli powder...Some kind of dry chutney or masala. What kind of smell does it have? Other wild guesses are red corn flour, saffron powder....ReplyDelete
Thats a good one Nupur, so many of south Indian powders look alike. Wish I could smell them.ReplyDelete
I am guessing Rasam powder.
seriously, that's atoughie, bcoz almmost all our masalas look like that:)ReplyDelete
my guess is Sambar powder!! thats wat first came to my mind when i first saw it.. or mayb its a variation, say vatha kuzhambu powder or rasam powder!!!ReplyDelete
The robust color hints a masala powder, sambar perhaps? Taking a wild guess, maybe a powdered form of a chutney,( with dals and garlic )with oil to be added later?ReplyDelete
looks like sambar powder to me! or may be rasam powder...but i trust you, Nupur, whatever you will make with it, it will be delicious!ReplyDelete
My tame guess : Dry lasun chutney made with Dry Coconut + red chilly + peanuts + garlic + is that a curry leaf at the side ?ReplyDelete
My wild guess : Sundried Tomato + dehydrated red bell peppers + paprika ground to a powder
Either ways, looks zhanzhaneet. :-)
A tough call, without being able to smell it - biryani masala?!ReplyDelete
red chilli powder with garlicReplyDelete
Actually, it looks like a powder that's got chilli powder in it. That's vague and not very inspired but my best guess.ReplyDelete
Glad to see the Arusuvai Chain has moved across the ocean. I had fun when it was my turn. Waiting to see what you come up with.
welllll.....you asked for the wildest guess :) Brick powder mixed with sawdust?? (Remember those food adulteration lessons in 'General Science' - where we were taught how mirchi powder is adulterated with brick gringinds, and dhaniya/jeera, with sawdust!!)ReplyDelete
(PS I hope you too think this is funny )
Yes, either that (sambar powder) or sambar powder! :D Even if you cannot guess what it is, I can tell you what to do with it - cook potatoes with it! Fool proof, I promise!ReplyDelete
Ethiopian berbere? Mexican chili powder? Or maybe sambar powder...I'll trust everyone else's opinion ;-) I'd be very surprised if it didn't have some kind of chilli peppers!ReplyDelete
I'd mix it with pureed white beans, roasted garlic, and lemon juice to make a dip for veggies, or sprinkle it on some lightly oiled sliced cauliflower, potatoes, and yams, then bake them. Definitely looking forward to seeing what you make!
It certainly looks like Sambar/Rasam or Bisibelebath powder....but to think out of the box, it might be chutney pudi :DReplyDelete
Is it Dabeli masala ?ReplyDelete
If it was Sambar or Rasam then you would have immediately recognized it.
Can't wait! Looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
Looks like tandoori masala..
if not... molagu pudi..
if not... chilly powder..
if not... sambar/rasam/bisibele/vangi...etc etc.....
Looks like sesame powder!ReplyDelete
Nupur, I don't know why my previous comment didn't post.ReplyDelete
Anyway, my guess is this is Dabeli masala. Can't wait to know the answer.
Hi Nupur! I have been a regular visitor to your blog. Leaving my comment for the first time.ReplyDelete
Tought it's fun to participate.. My guess---
You can use it in any curries or rice or just eat it like that with yogurt (dahi) as a side.