Metkut is a dry lentil powder that is often enjoyed after mixing with hot soft rice and ghee. It is called 'metkut-bhat' in Marathi. It can also be mixed with some yogurt and served as 'chutney' in a meal, to be eaten with roti/chapati.
- Split chick peas (Chana Dal) - 2 & 1/2 cups
- Rice - 3/4 cup
- Black lentil (Urad dal) - 3/4 cup
- Cardamoms - 7-8 peeled
- Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
- Aasafoetida (Hing) - 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
- Dried ginger (Sonth) - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper corns - 15-20
- Cinnamon - 2-3 pieces, each about 1
- Cloves - 2
- Take 2 & 1/2 cups chana dal, 3/4 cup rice, 3/4 cup urad dal, 7-8 cardamoms, 2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp asafoetida, 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp sonth (dried ginger), 15-20 black pepper corns, 2-3 pieces of cinnamon each about 1" long, 2 cloves.
- Roast each of the above ingredients separately till you get a nice aroma and a light pink color.
- Now grind in a mixer into a very fine powder.
- To serve, mix well with very soft rice, add some ghee and salt to taste, and serve hot. Metkut can also be mixed with some yogurt and eaten with chapati.