Nuvu Pachadi - Til

1 cup white Sesame Seeds – Til
½ tsp Jeera
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
A pinch of Fenugreek Seeds
3 – 4 Red Chilies
2 - 3 Green Chilies
Few Curry Leaves
Small Lemon sized Tamarind

Soak tamarind in hot water.

Take 2 tsp of oil in a small skillet and when oil is heated add jeera, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing, red chilies, and chopped green chilies and curry leaves.

Let cool. Transfer the tadka into a blender jar, leaving oil, a few mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves in the skillet.

Dry grind tadka first. This will make the grinding part easy. Then add sesame seeds (raw) and dry grind to a smooth powder. Then add salt, turmeric, tamarind and as little water as possible to grind to a smooth paste. Add water accordingly. Taste for salt and adjust seasonings.

Empty it into the skillet with oil and mix nicely and transfer contents into a serving bowl.

Nuvu Pachadi is a very good side dish for Garelu and is excellent when mixed with hot rice and tsp of oil.

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