Masala Powders

There are two varieties of masala powders. One variety is taken with rice directly, with a little oil or ghee. These podis or pudis sometime substiture for the main gravy dishes. They are also served with idli, dosai or adai. The second variety of powders are used in particular preparations like sambar, rasam or kurma. They facilitate easy and quick cooking and a stock of these is a must in Indian kitchens.

Chinese Five-Spice Powder
Chinese, Masala Powders

Homemade Chinese Five-Spice Powder

Chinese Five Spice Powder is an intoxicating blend of five spices common to Chinese cuisine. The powder adds an exotic flavour to the dishes and is bound to scintillate your taste buds. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Chinese Five Spice Powder A staple of the Chinese cuisine, this is […]

Anna Podi
Masala Powders, Side Dish

Anna Podi

Anna Podi is a dal podi popular in South Indian cuisine where you mix the podi, steamed rice and ghee. Similar to TamilNadu’s Paruppu Podi, this is quite popular in the region of Andhra Pradesh. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Anna Podi A simple and quick to make powder […]

Garam Masala Powder
Masala Powders

Garam Masala Powder

India is well-known as a “country of spices” since ancient times. However, the history of Garam Masala powder – a blend of different kinds of spices also dates back centuries ago when people realized that ground spices offer a better taste and texture to the food. There are no clear […]

Biryani Masala Powder
Masala Powders

Biryani Masala Powder

In the land known for its love of Biryani, there would just be a handful of them who are are not interested. But when it comes to cooking a good biryani, it is only a handful of them who can create this exquisite dish. There are 2 secrets to it […]

Peanut Garlic Podi (Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder)
Garlic, Masala Powders

Peanut Garlic Podi

Peanut Garlic Podi is a Karnataka style chutney powder that is served with idli and dosa. A very basic powder, this is bound to be a hit with the kids. Add a little oil or ghee. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Peanut Garlic Podi Peanut Garlic Podi is a […]

Vepampoo Podi
Health, Masala Powders

Vepampoo Podi

Vepampoo (neem flower) has lots of medicinal properties and is used in traditional treatments to prevent digestive disorders, skin problems and others. Though the flower is bitter, making it to a podi like this and consuming with rice allows us to get the health benefits of it. Ingredients: Dried Vepampoo […]

Homemade Curry Powder
Masala Powders

Homemade Curry Powder

Curry Powder is a fragrant blend of various spices used in a number of dishes. Ingredients: Cinnamon – 2 inch pieces, broken Coriander Seeds – 3 tblsp Cumin Seeds – 2 tblsp Fenugreek – 2 tsp Cloves – 10 to 12 Cardamoms – 10 to 12 Black Peppercorns – 2 […]