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Kootu podi/Spice mix for kootu

Kootu podi, a spice mix for making southindian style dal/kootu
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to make kootu podi, Kootu podi, Spice blend, Spice mix
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • spice grinder


  • ¾ cup Corinader seeds Dhaniya
  • 1 cup Black peppercorns milagu
  • cup Jeeragam cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Tuvar dal thuvaram paruppu
  • 1 cup Chana dal kadalai parupu
  • ½ cup moong dal payatham paruppu


  • Take all the given ingredients in a mixer/spice grinder and grind it to almost fine powder
  • Dont grind it too fine, a little coarse dal, adds a great texture and taste to the Kootu or Rasam
  • Once ground, transfer the spice blend to a flat plate and let it cool completely.
  • Store it in an air-tight container. This spice blend can be stored at room temperature.