ये खस की जड़ है। Ye khus ki jad hai. In Hindi—dried vetiver roots are called "khus ki jad." This is not to be confused with "khus khus" or "khas khas," [खसखस] which are poppy seeds with the botanical (Latin) name of Papaver somniferum.
I use khus ki jad powder in my Hyderabadi potli ka masala and in making Lazzat-e-Taam, following recipes from Chefs Ranveer Brar and Afraz Shaikh. Khus ki jad powder makes a special appearance in an embellished version of Lucknow (Awadhi) Nihari Masala recipe from Chef Afraz Shaikh.
Botanical (Latin) Names of Vetiver: Vetiveria zizanioides or Chrysopogon zizanioides
How do you process khus ki jad and grind into powder? You simply can't place a small bundle it in your mixer-grinder. I consider handling and processing khus ki jad in the intermediate category.
Ingredients
• 25g khus ki jad
Method
1. Dry roast the khus ki jad over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until the fragrant earthy smells of vetiver emanates.
2. Using low heat, continue dry roasting, until the roots become slightly brittle.
3. Allow to cool to room temperature.
4. Taking small batches, blend coarsely in the grinder.
5. Sieve using a fine-mesh strainer.
6. Place this batch into mortar and pestle and vigorously pound, until the khus ki jad texture is soft and no longer prickly to the touch.
7. Repeat for the remainder of batches.
8. Store in airtight container.
Mortar and pestle for pounding and grinding the khus ki jad residual fibers.
Mortar and pestle for pounding and grinding the khus ki jad residual fibers.
Final Product Yield: 21.32g khus ki jad from 25g khus ki jad.
Final Product Yield: 21.32g khus ki jad from 25g khus ki jad.
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• Yogi's Gift® Vetiver Root 4 oz. (114 Grams)
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$12.99
Manufactured By: Matras Exporters
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India
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• FoodHerbs® Dried Vetiver Roots 50 Grams
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$8.25
Manufactured By: Aadhikesh Exports
220/1D Nehru Nagar Third Street
Ondipudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641016
India
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