Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Metkut (Maharastrian Magic Powder)

Metkut is a authentic Maharashtrian recipe. This is a fine powder made from rice, dal and other spices. It has a smooth texture and mild spicy taste. The best part is all the ingredients would be easily available in your kitchen.

It tastes very nice with ghee and soft rice (khimat or gurgurya bhat). It's very healthy and easy to digest. We can just eat this at any time of the day. We generally eat this whenever we feel sick and upset stomach. This is tasty & healthy option to baby food.  It is very easy to make. See how….

  • Spilt bengal gram (chana dal) - 1 cup
  • Spilt black gram (udad dal)- ¼  cup
  • Rice- ½  cup
  • Wheat - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida (Hing) - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamons stick- about 1 inch
  • Black pepper corns- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Nutmeg- ½ portion

  • Roast all grains and spilt/dals one by one till it slightly gets brown on low flame. 
  • Make small pieces of cinnamon stick. Roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves one by one till gives nice aroma on low flame. 
  • Do not roast red chili powder, turmeric Powder, hing and nutmeg.
  • Let it cool. Grate the nutmeg. Mix all the given ingredients and make a fine powder of it. It gives a nice aroma. Sieve and store it in an airtight container. You can use this for 2-3 months for better result.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Add metkut, ghee to some hot rice. Mix well & eat this rice hot. You can add lemon juice or yogurt in this rice.
  • Add some metkut, salt, finely chopped coriander & onion to yogurt. Eat like a raita. you can add mustered & hing tempering (phodani/tadaka) on this raita.
  • Toast of bread slice, apply some butter, metkut & salt. Eat when toast is hot.
  • Make "metkut pohe" with this.


  1. Methi should be the main ingredient of Metkut, I think

    1. No idea, I don't use methi in metkut.


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