Curry Podi/Curry Powder

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Curry Podi is another essential Masala in many south-indian kitchen. I normally use my Sambhar Powder to spice my dry curries/Subzi's which i make everyday to go with Rice. But some use this combination of spice-mix for the same purpose.  Whenever i make Brinjal Curry or Stuffed Brinjals i use this spice for the special kick it gives. 
This time i tried using this spice for the Bhindi Subzi, Loved the taste n aroma of Freshly pound Coriander along with red chilies, try it and you will know what i m talking about.

1/2 Cup Coriander seeds/Dhaniya
2 tbsp Chana Dal/Gram Dal/Kadalai paruppu
7-8 Red Chilies (long variety)(reduce to 5, if you don't prefer Hot Curries)
1 tsp Peppercorns
2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
2 Sprigs of Curry leaves
  • Dry roast coriander seeds and gram dal together in a very low flame. Roast till the dal turn golden brown and the coriander starts giving out a nice aroma.
  • Switch of the gas and add the red chilies, Peppercorns and Desiccated Coconut to the Hot pan and Mix well with a spatula for it to roast on the residual heat.
  • Take it out on a Flat plate, let it cool, then take grind it to a fine powder using a Spice grinder.
  • The Above Quantity gives you approximately 1/2 Cup of Powder, use a tsp or two of this powder to spice your Dry Curies/Subzi.
  • This Powder can also be used to Thicken Sambhar, take 2 tsp of this powder, add little water to make a thin paste and add to sambhar
  • Since this Spice Powder contains Desiccated Coconut, try to store this in refrigerator or else it might give you an odd smell. Make it in little quantities, that way it stays fresh.

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  1. Looks full of wonderful flavours.. would love to try this

  2. I love the smell of freshly ground powder :) lovely clicks too

  3. I do not make any podis..they are not used in our everyday cooking. .but with the 25th BM I have got addicted to some podis..must try your version too...what all can i use it in?

    1. @Vaishaliji, It can be used for all dry subzi and can be added to simple Dal just before tadka, tastes yum!!! On a rainy day, just have this with Hot Steaming Rice,little Sesame oil and don't forget the salt!!! :)


  5. I too make the same podi for kathrikai curry it tastes awesome.

  6. totally agree.. its an integral part of my kitchen too n nothing beats the fresh aroma :)

  7. This curry powder is a must in my pantry, love love to stuff my veggies with this curry podi.

  8. always good to have these in stock so to make our work easy while sure that is one best combo

  9. Delicious curry powder, homemade is always best.

  10. I'm sure better than any store bought curry powder

  11. Love this authentic spice in my food..

  12. I always am in for home made curry powder and this will be so good into any type of curries.

  13. This is such a versatile nice..

  14. Such a flavorful curry powder.

  15. Ahh.. I have this powder knewr made, but never knew where else to use them other than brinjal pulusu.. Will try with bindi next time :)

  16. Very useful to have it in the pantry! Very flavorful!

  17. Such a good one to flavor our dishes.

  18. amma makes Vangibhath powder, which I use for both brinjal and capsicum curries.. lovely !

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