Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dhaniyalu Karivepaku Podi/ Tangy Curry Leaf Powder

dhaniyalu karivepaku podi
This tangy and aromatic podi/powder is a age old recipe of south indian households which is served as a condiment with a spoonful of oil for breakfast with idli and dosa . It also tastes awesome when it is served with peppy hot steamed rice topped with a dash of ghee.


  • 2 cups coriander seeds
  • 1 cup urad dal/black gram lentil skinned
  • 1/4 cup cummin seeds
  • 1 cup tightly packed curry leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed red chillies(around 15-20)
  • 10-12 garlic pods
  • a lemon size tamarind
  • 3 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan , add coriander seeds and fry in medium flame till it gives a nice aroma and keep aside.

In the same pan fry add another tsp oil then add urad dal and fry till it is golden brown.Keep aside.

In the same pan fry add another tsp oil then add red chillies and fry till it is crispy.Keep aside.

Then finally in same pan add one more tsp oil and fry curry leaves on medium heat till they turn crisp but retain their lovely green colour.keep side till it cools.

First grind all the above four items together to a fine powder then add the remaining ingredients and grind again till it is smooth and flowy powder.Once it cools store it into an air tight container and serve with idly and dosa .

1.You can increase the quantity of curry leaves and it will add more flavor.
2.You can decrease the amount of red chillies if you wish.


Swasthi said...

healthy podi satya, thanks for sharing

Subhashini said...

I love to have podi rice alwys. Got one more option from you

Priya said...

Can ahve this podi with anything,simply flavourful and irresistible.Never tried adding tamarind in my podi,will try soon.

Suja Manoj said...

Can imagine the flavor,healthy podi..

Sreevalli E said...

Very flavorful podi.. One of my favorites..

Sayantani said...

thats a must in my kitchen too. this makes life easier. he colour of your podi is perfect.

Rashida Shaikh said...

This is new to me and seems very interesting, will try.


wow i never heard this ! looking good !

Nandini said...

Very aromatic podi! Full of flavours!

Online food Delivery said...

wow fantastic thanks many to share this curry leaves idli powder :)

Beena.stephy said...

Healthy and yummy

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy aromatic podi

PT said...

thanks for sharing it :)

Arti said...

So fulfilling and again something that is new to me. Looks so delicious, would love to try it out with a dosa anyday. :)

Manju said...

Wow That looks absolutely delish!! Yumm!

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Biny's Recipes said...

wow love it with hot rice and ghee


Delicious podi...I need it now :)))

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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious healthy podi Satya.

Priyas Feast said...

Droolicious podi...i luv this version of recipe.


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