Kootu Podi/Spice Mix for Kootu

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, June 24, 2013

Kootu Podi, this recipe is my Amma's recipe. I have been following this for the past 8 years and my Kootu has never failed to attract appreciation. It is a simple to make and easy to remember recipe. I always use a Tea Cup/Coffee Dabara to measure the quantities while making this Powder. This Stores well in Room Temperature,More than a month. The below given measurements will keep you going for a month. I use the same powder for my Rasam too, with a green chili added, it tastes great.

3/4 Cup Dhaniya/Coriander Seeds
1 Cup Milagu/Pepper
1-1/2 Cups Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 Cup Thuvaram Paruppu/Toor Dal/Split Pigeon peas
1 Cup Kadalai Paruppu/Chana Dal/Gram Dal
1/2 Cup Moong Dal
  • Take all the given ingredients in a Mixer and Grind until almost fine.
  • Dont Grind it too fine, a little coarse dal, adds a great texture and taste to the Kootu or Rasam.
  • While using in Kootu, add 2 tsp of this spice mix, I have used the same  Spice mix in Malabar Vellari Kootu Recipe.

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  1. something totally new to me...because i never knew masala powder is prepared for this in special...am sure this will enhance flavor and get our kootu to perfection every time we make

  2. Nvr know that there is a podi for kootu... Great dear

  3. I get so so confused with these podi powders..I do know a couple of them but actually do not make...all is ready stuff...but this spice powder looks fantastic. .will scale down the recipe..else it might last over an year for me:)

  4. wooww.. tis will make life easier..

  5. Mom's recipes always rock, we do make kootu podi but very rarely, mom used to add kopra thengai in her podi..Urs sounds easier than my mom as we dont kopra thengai here.

  6. Nice recipe Priya, I must try it sometime..I love all kootu podis..:)

  7. Awesome clicks Dear ! Nice post !

  8. Sorry for not visiting ur space for past few days, But hereafter i won't miss here... very useful one... nice clicks...

  9. Nice pics.These podis really save time during weekday mornings!

  10. nice picture... all my podi pictures are not so inviting.. should learn your skills!!
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  11. Wow looks terrific... Drooling here

  12. Very flavorful and peppery kootu podi!

  13. nice new look for blog and podi looks fab

  14. Interesting one we don't use podi for kootu. This is new for me.

  15. Interesting and flavorful Spice...

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  16. I usually wont make this in bunch but grind it when ever I prepare kootu!! love the fresh flavors of this spice.

  17. That's a very interesting and different spice powder. Addition of the different dals sounds delicious. Will try when I make kootu next time.

  18. Never have used spice powder in kootu before.. This one looks like it wud bring out a special flavor & aroma.. Gotta try :)

  19. nice layout Priya ! and although I grind fresh masala paste for kootu everytime, wudnt mind a lil jar handy like this !!

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  20. Replies
    1. No need to roast just grind the raw ingredients


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