Category Archives: Podis

Homemade sambar powder recipe – How to make sambar powder / sambar podi recipe

Sambar is a lentil, tamarind and vegetable based curry or stew and very popular in South India. The story is that it got originated in the kitchen of  Thanjavur.  Maratha ruler, Shahuji during the 17th century from the southern Indian state of Tamilnadu tried to make a dish called amti (Maharashtrian curry) and experimented with

Homemade rasam powder/saaru podi recipe – How to make rasam powder/rasam podi recipe

Rasam powder is a very traditional and popular spice powder, which is used to make varieties of rasam.   It is a mixture of  ground spices which is used for preparing  rasam, a South Indian  lentil soup.  There are different recipes of making rasam powder and it varies  by region to region.  This recipe has been

Togari bele pudi or paruppu podi or kandi podi or tur dal powder

Togari bele pudi means tur dal powder. This powder is very simple to make and is eaten with hot rice and little ghee or sesame oil. This powder is usually available at all south indian households. It is a well known podi in Andhra meals which is incomplete without this podi.

Udupi saaru or udupi rasam powder

A recipe of Udupi rasam powder which is also used for various other Udupi recipes.

Sambar powder or sambar masala

A traditional method for making sambar powder (South Indian style).

Rasam powder recipe

Rasam powder is a south indian preparation used for making various types of rasams. It is very easy to make and can be stored for upto 2 months. Home made rasam powder is always full of flavor and less expensive too and can be used as and when required.

Idli-dosa milagai podi or molaga podi or chutney powder recipe

Idli dosa molaga podi is a spicy side dish for idlis and dosas. It is very easy to make and can be stored for 2-3 months. Idli dosa milagai podi is traditionally prepared in South Indian homes and served as an accompaniment for idlis and dosas.