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Metkut: Authentic Maharashtrian dry lentil power

Metkut: Authentic Maharashtrian dry lentil power

Metkut is a typical Maharashtrian recipe. This is a fine powder made from grains, dals and other spices. It tastes very nice with ghee and rice (Tup-Metkut-Bhat). Metkut transforms plain rice into a very delicious and unique tasty dish. It's very healthy and easy to digest. If you are sick or upset stomach, try this magical powder with soft rice and ghee. It rejuvenates your taste buds and trusts me it is comfort soul food.

Preparation Time: 10 min || Cooking Time: 30-40 min || Serves: 2 cups

Metkut Ingredients:

  • Chana dal (harbara dal) - 1 cup
  • Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Whole wheat (Genhu) - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry ginger powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper – 2-3
  • Cloves – 2
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare Metkut:

  • Heat a pan. Dry roast all dals and grains separately on low flame till slight brown, crisp and fragrant. Do not roast these together as dals and grains different timings to get nicely roasted. Let it cool.
  • Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, black pepper, cloves one by one till nice aroma starts coming on low flame. Let it cool.
  • Do not roast Turmeric powder, Asafetida, Red chili powder, dry Ginger, salt.
  • Once cooled down, grind all roasted and non roasted ingredients in a grinder till fine powder. Pass this grinded powder through a fine Sieve to separate the fine powder and grind the coarse ingredients again till all the ingredients are finely powdered.
  • Store in an air tight container.
Darshana Shah
I am an Electronic Engineer and now a Housewife. 'Cooking' was never my passion. My mom & my relatives would have never thought that I could cook someday, let alone the thought of me having my own cooking blog site. After marriage I started cooking for my husband, initially it was a job for me and I never realized when that job became my passion. Now Cooking moves me & Cooking for my family & friends is a fantastic way to bond, reduce stress, and feel satisfied.

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