Metkut is an authentic Maharastrian recipe. It is a Maharashtrian spiced powder made from dry roasted rice, wheat and lentils along with spices . It is very easy to digest and can be consumed daily. It is eaten with hot cooked rice along with ghee / clarified butter. This powder is also served with soft over cooked rice to little kids. It is especially more beneficial when you are sick or have an upset stomach.
INGREDIENTS: Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
Slit Bengal Gram / Chana Dal : 1 cups
Slit Black gram / Urad Dal : 1/2 cup
Rice : 1/2 cup
Wheat : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds / Rai : 1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera : 1 tsp
Coriander seeds : 2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / methi seeds : 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli : 3
Dried turmeric root : 1
Dry ginger powder : 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing : 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder : 1/4 tsp
Cardamom / Elaichi : 1/4 tsp
Keep all the ingredients ready.
Dry roast Chana dal, Urad dal, rice, wheat. cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chillies and fenugreek seeds separately on low heat .
Grind all the above ingredients along with dry turmeric root, dry ginger powder, cardamom, nutmeg powder and asafoetida into a fine powder. Run through the sieve to get rid of any coarse bits.
Store it in an air tight container.
Serve this powder with some hot rice along with ghee/ clarified butter and salt. You can even consume Metkut Bhaat when you are sick or have an upset stomach.