Category: Podi / Powders

Garlic Paruppu podi

Paruppu podi or Kalathu podi is the one which amma makes regularly at home. We all love it especially my brother is a big fan of amma’s Paruppu podi. We have never made garlic paruppu podi. But when I want to post a recipe with an ingredient starting with G, I chose garlic as the ingredient since it has lot...

Vangibath powder

Vangibath powder enables you to make a super delicious rice delicacy Vangibath. We get vangibath in a restaurant close to my house. They make super yummy Vangibath and other rice varieties. After that I have started making this frequently. This powder can also be used to make Ennai Kathirikkai kuzhambu, Brinjal curry and even tomato rice. My amma makes this...

Bisi bele bath powder

Bisi-bele-bath is a Kannada phrase meaning hot lentil rice. This is a Karnataka recipe. You can find this in restaurants that has Udupi cuisine. Amma makes this recipe at home occasionally when my bro and I were kids. Later I learnt some tips from our kannadian family friend and found it very easy and tastier. So this is a combination...

Karuvepillai podi

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal.It can be stored for a longer period and it is easy to carry when you are travelling. Karuvepillai=Karu+ Vepillai…. this leaves act as a vepillai to uterus and helps to get rid of irregular periods. It is rich in iron. So it is advised to include...

Dosai milagai podi/Idli podi

        Idli podi / Dosai milagai podi is a coarse mixture of ground dry spices. It can be prepared and stored for three months. When we feel lazy to make side dish for idli, dosai, adai  you can mix this powder with oil and use as a side dish. I personally love to eat his with curd...

Rasam (South Indian Soup) podi

Rasam can be called as South indian soup. There are different kinds of rasam slightly varying in the ingredients used. The recipe I am going to give can be used to make traditional home-style rasam. I learnt this from my grandmom.  You can store this for more than six months. Always we need to grind the rasam powder coarsely unlike...

Chutney powder

Chutney powder is a very famous recipe in Kanataka. Usually I love to taste new recipes from outside and then will try it at home. This is one recipe which I loved at first, then my entire family. So I wished to try this at home. I tried to get this secret recipe from the shop keeper. But he was...

Homemade Asafoetida powder

Asafoetida is a pungent smell spice, which is included in most of the Indian dishes. This is one of the spices that is there in almot everyone’s kitchen shelf. It helps to overcome gas and indigestion problem.  However most of us use the store bought asafoetida. It has some artificial flavours, colours. However we can buy the original asafoetida and...

Homemade rice flour

Rice flour is one of the key ingredient in most of the recipes especially in making snacks. If you keep the rice flour ready at home, it will be handy during the festival times. Though we have the option of buying the rice flour from the shops for making the snacks, it is best to use the homemade rice flour...

Pathiya Karuvepillai podi

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal. It has a lot of health benefits.  Usually amma makes this with channa dhal and urad dhal.  This version contains toor dhal in it. I learnt this version from my perima.  Since it contains pepper and cumin seeds, it helps in digestion. Thank you perima!!!!...

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