Red chilli powder ( cayenne pepper) - 50 gms
Turmeric powder - 5 gms
Fenugreek seeds ( uluva/vendayam) - 5 gms
Bird's eye chilli (kanthari mulaku) - 50 gms
Mustard seeds - 10 gms
Asafoetida (perunkayam) - 5 gms
Sesame oil (Nallenna) - 100ml
Clean and cut Nutmeg (Jadika) into strips.Heat a few teaspoons of sesame oil and crackle mustard seeds. Stir fry a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. Add 50 gms of chilli powder and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in. Follow with the Nutmeg (jadika) pieces and the bird's eye chilli (kanthari mulaku). Follow up with the asafoetida (perunkayam). Add salt to taste. Cool and place in a dry bottle. Top with the rest of the sesame oil. Close with an airtight lid and let stay for 2-3 days before use.