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.

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 […]

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 […]

Garlic Paruppu Podi
Garlic, Health, Masala Powders, South Indian

Garlic Paruppu Podi

This Homemade Paruppu Podi with Garlic is very popular dish in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Best served with steamed rice and generous quantity of ghee. Ideal for lunch and also served during special occasions. Ingredients: Toor Dal – 1/2 cup Bengal Gram Dal – 1/2 cup Moong Dal […]

Mysore Chutney Powder
Masala Powders

Mysore Chutney Powder

Also know as Mysore Chutney Pudi, this can be served with plain rice or mixed with little water or oil and served as a side dish to idli or dosa. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 8 tsp Urad Dal – 8 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 20 Coconut – 2 […]

Coconut Chilli Powder
Masala Powders

Coconut Chilli Powder

Ingredients: Coconut – 1 cup, grated Bengal Gram Dal – 1 cup Dry Red Chillies – 1/2 cup Jaggery – a small ball Asafoetida – a very small piece Salt as per taste Method: 1. Heat a frying pan over low/medium flame. 2. Dry roast the coconut, dal, red chillies […]