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Menthya Hittu | MethKoot


Menthya Hittu / Methkoot

Menthya hittu is a multipurpose, protein rich powder. My amma used to make it and used this mentya hittu in many dishes. When I was young, I never used to bother about how you make anything, but I started cooking I started asking my mother every dish she used to make. Menthya hittu was one of the most surprising. Amma told me that she used it in 4 different dishes, each with its own different ruchi, or taste. Here is the recipe to one super powder!
Servings 2 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes



  1. Dry roast all the dals /lentil separately until it turns golden yellow color.
  2. Dry roast the fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds also.
  3. Heat little bit of oil may be 1/4 tsp, fry the chillies, turmeric and hing. Put all the roasted ingredients to it. Allow everything to cool completely.
  4. Now grind all the ingredients along with salt to a fine powder .
  5. Pour it to a bowl, mix thoroughly. Once it is cooled down completely, store it in a airtight container. Enjoy this powder with hot rice or making gojju with tamarind and jaggery syrup. And as I said it is multi purpose powder, use this to spice up Avalakki chooda...

Recipe Notes

You can skip red chillies or add more ( I used 10 here, it will be spicy, 3 to 5 gives mild spice which is perfect for many) You can substitute 1/4 tsp black pepper for red chillies. Or you can skip both.

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