1. In a frying pan / kadai dry roast each ingredients separately in a medium low flame till they are crisp and aromatic. take care not to burn anything.
  2. Let all the ingredients cool to room temperature.Grind them to a very smooth powder along with some salt in a mixer .
  3. Thats it, tasty menthe hittu bursting with flavors is ready.Store it in air tight containers and use when required.Tastes best upto 6 months.
  4. Tastes awesome when mixed with hot rice and ghee. If you want you can drizzle a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt too to make it more tasty .
Recipe Notes
  • Handle it with a  clean ,dry spoon as and when needed . No need to refrigerate.
  • I normally add more curry leaves as its good for health and also it makes the powder more aromatic.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients in medium heat or else it will burn soon n won’t be roasted properly.
  • Usually menthe hittu will not be spicy as its usually given to kids regularly in the beginning of the meal. So if you want you can add more chilli / pepper . But less spiced one tastes more good.


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