Iahas-Spicy Cilantro Garlic Oil Seasoning

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Oil Seasoning


This Oil seasoning is perfect to add a twist to your plain khichdi or dal. Especially during convalescence, when taste buds are affected, a few drops of this seasoning brings palatability to the food and increases intake.

Good for Vata and Kapha.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time:  10 Minutes
Serves: 1 cup


  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 T black mustard seeds
  • ½ T cumin seeds
  • 1 T of grated garlic
  • ½ T of paprika powder (Kashmiri red chilli powder)
  • 1 T of chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a medium pan and add a few mustard seeds.
  2. When they start popping, remove the pan from heat, add remaining mustard seeds, and cover.
  3. When they begin to pop add cumin seeds, garlic and give the pan a swirl to mix everything.
  4. Move the pan back to medium heat.
  5. When the oil starts to sizzle add paprika and immediately cover and move it off the heat.
  6. Stir the mixture and move it back on the heat
  7. Add chopped cilantro and cover. Turn off the flame.
  8. Let it sit aside and watch the cilantro turn crispy.
  9. Add salt, mix and serve.

Serving suggestions

Exercise caution as the ingredients continue to sputter in the hot oil.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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