Category Podi/Powders

Thengai Podi – Coconut Podi

August 1, 2016 Podi/Powders  3 comments

Thengai Podi is a flavouful podi made by roasting coconut along with a few more ingredients. It goes well with hot steamed rice when topped with ghee or even oil. I usually keep a few podi varieties handy in my kitchen. This Thengai Podi, along with a simple stir fry like Potato Roast and papad is a feast!!
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Garlic Paruppu Podi – Garlic Lentils Powder

July 11, 2016 Podi/Powders  5 comments

Podi varieties are always handy and come to the rescue on a lazy day. Its a very quick option for bachelors as well. This Garlic Paruppu Podi is a simple and spicy podi that tastes divine with hot steamed rice, topped with ghee. I have already posted a Paruppu Podi recipe earlier. This one is quite different and spicy. The addition of garlic takes the paruppu podi to the next level.

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Kollu Podi – Horsegram Powder

April 20, 2016 Podi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  9 comments

Any Podi / Powder is always a flavourful and handy option for lazy days. This Kollu Podi is an easy podi variety that goes well with rice as well as idli/dosa. Kollu / Horsegram has a lot of health benefits, especially in weight reduction. When I made this batch of Kollu Podi, nobody at home even realised that it was made out of kollu. Now this has become a normal podi variety for idli/dosa including Idli Milagai Podi & Sesame Milagai Podi.

Do check my Kollu Chutney too.

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Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

December 23, 2015 BasicsCondimentsPodi/Powders  8 comments

Tea is a most common beverage in any Indian household. I love Masala Chai, especially the flavour and the mild spiciness in it. Always used to wonder what ingredients went into the making. This Masala Tea Powder is such a simple and handy powder which adds a magical aroma and flavour to the normal tea, and with the ingredients that are normally available in the kitchen. Saw this Masala Tea Powder in Tarla Dalal’s show and was really excited to try it. I just skipped the nut meg powder that was added in the original recipe.

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Homemade Sambar Powder – Sambar Podi

November 25, 2014 Podi/Powders  9 comments

Sambar is a must in every South Indian household. This post is about Homemade Sambar Powder / Sambar Podi.. Am sure all of u will agree that homemade is the best and nothing can beat this freshly ground homemade sambar powder. I use it to make Sambar, kootu,poriyal and vatha kuzhambu too. It is a universal powder. Everyone has their own version and this is Amma’s recipe. I always bring a batch from home whenever we go to India.

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Ellu Milagai Podi – Sesame Seeds Gun Powder

September 5, 2014 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Ellu Milagai Podi or Sesame seeds gun powder is a great accompaniment with idli/dosa. I have already posted a Dosa Milagai Podi recipe earlier. This ellu milagai podi is a slight variation, with a nutty flavour and goodness of sesame seeds. Dosa Milagai Podi is Chotu’s favourite and as far as I have seen kids love it for idli/dosa. This Ellu Milagai Podi is a great method to sneak in some sesame seeds.

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Karuveppilai Podi – Curry Leaves Powder

July 2, 2014 Podi/Powders  9 comments

Karuveppilai or curry leaves have a lot of medicinal value. It is a very rich source of iron. This Karuveppilai Podi is a good method to sneak-peek curry leaves. Its very simple to make too. Try making this flavorful Karuveppilai Podi and enjoy its health benefits.

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Paruppu Podi – Lentils Powder

May 19, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesPodi/Powders  11 comments

Paruppu Podi is an essential podi variety in any South Indian household. I would say, this is the simplest & quickest podi/powder. As u know homemade is the best, I try to stock this paruppu podi, but every time I make a batch it gets over in 2-3 days 🙂 We not only have this with rice, but also with dosa, idli, chapathi etc so no wonder it gets over..

It tastes divine when served with hot steaming rice & a dollop of ghee along with papad. An addition of any kootu variety would be a feast.

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

November 22, 2013 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  One comment

Idli/Dosa Milagai Posi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if u have any number of  other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. A fresh batch of this podi is refilled just before the old batch gets over. It goes well when combined with gingely oil or ghee.

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