September 12, 2020 1:36:22 pm
Just like chat masala in the North, gun powder or idli podi is an accompaniment to not just idli and dosas but can be used in a variety of dishes ranging from curries to coastal cuisine. The umami-inducing spice mix can be spruced up to make for a mouth-watering delicacy like barbeque style prawns. If you are a seafood lover, here’s a recipe that you can surely try from chef Arun Kumar T R, who specialises in coastal South Indian cuisine.
Here’s a simple recipe that can be made with your humble idli podi. Take a look.
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'Gunpowder' or 'idli podi' is a great powder mix to have at home. Apart from having it (mixed with ghee) as an accompaniment for idlis & dosas, the powder is a great marinade for seafood, especially prawns. It can be used in salads too as a dressing! A great powder to have. For now, Gunpowder Prawns 🤗 #idlipodi #gunpowder #Seafood #prawns #salad #starter #appetizers
In the recipe of ‘Gunpowder Prawns’, the chef opted to barbeque or grill the prawns on a tawa with a hint of basic spice mix and idli podi as well, to make the aromatic dish.
Here’s what the chef mentioned on an Instagram post: “‘Gunpowder’ or ‘idli podi’ is a great powder mix to have at home. Apart from having it (mixed with ghee) as an accompaniment for idlis and dosas, the powder is a great marinade for seafood, especially prawns. It can be used in salads too as a dressing! A great powder to have. For now, gunpowder prawns.”
500g – Prawns (cleaned, with or without tail)
1 no – Lime juice
3-4tbsp – Gun powder
Salt to taste
Fried curry leaves for garnish
Gun powder ingredients
2tbsp – Chana dal
2tbsp – Urad dal
2tbsp – Sesame seeds
4-6 no – Dried red chillies
2 sprigs – Curry leaves
2-3 cloves – Garlic
Method for barbeque style prawns
*Marinate the prawns with all the ingredients and keep for one hour.
*Heat a tawa and lightly sprinkle oil.
*Stir-fry the prawns for eight to 10 minutes.
*Skewer and serve with idli podi or gunpowder.
Are you excited to try this recipe?
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