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Gun Powder

Contributed by: accidental chefAdded: Mar 26, 2008 at 03:06 AM


Potent mix of spices and lentils eaten with ghee/oil is an accompaniment to Dosa (Indian Pancakes)and Idli (Steamed Rice cakes)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2T Raw rice
  • 1/4 cup dried chiles
  • 1t coriander seeds
  • 2T Sesame seeds
  • 1/4t mustard seeds
  • 1/4t turmeric
  • Dash of asofoetida
  • Salt
How to make it:
  1. Heat oil and fry individually all of the above except turmeric & salt and keep aside.
  2. Once cooled, in your coffee mill, powder the chillies finely.
  3. Empty into a clean container.
  4. Powder (not too finely) almonds, rice, sesame seeds, coriander seeds and mustard seeds.
  5. Add turmeric, asofoetida and salt and give it one more spin so that everything thing is mixed well.
  6. Empty into the container with chile powder.
  7. Mix well and adjust salt.
  8. Note:
  9. Keeps for several months in the fridge in a clean airtight container. Use only dry spoon.
  10. Usually for 1 dose one would eat 1t gun powder mixed with ghee or any compliant oil. But seasoned folks are known to consume a small mountain of gun powder for 1 dosa!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turmeric  B N N B N N B N
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N
Mustard, Dry  N N N N N N N N
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 22, 2008 at 08:03 AM By: Father Tiresias