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Apr 5, 2008

Curry Powder (Koora Podi)

I always keep this powder on hand. We use it in so many ways like stuffing in vegetables, especially for stuffed eggplant curry, as a dip for dosas, idlis and eat with rice.
  • 1 cup Bengal Gram (Pachi Senaga Pappu, Chana Dal)
  • 1 cup Black Gram (Minapa Pappu, Urad Dal)
  • ½ cup Coriander Seeds (Dhaniya)
  • ¼ cup desiccated Coconut (optional)
  • ½ tsp Asafetida (Hing, Inguva)
  • 5 or 6 dry Red Chilies or according to individual taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt as required


Heat a pan and dry roast the Bengal and Black Grams with no oil. When they turn golden brown, transfer them to a plate to cool.

Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chilies to the same pan and again dry roast them. Finally, add the coconut and asafetida and fry for a while. Transfer them to a plate to cool.
When all the ingredients are cooled, grind them into coarse powder along with the salt. It is that easy and simple.
As I said, this powder can be used in many ways like stuffing for different vegetables, as a dip for dosas and idlis and of course can be eaten just like that with rice and ghee.


Dhivya said... [Reply]

i can smell those powder uma:)))thanks for sharing

DK said... [Reply]

Dhivya is so right ...I can smell that toooooooooooo!! :)


srikars kitchen said... [Reply]

hi uma! how r u? its looks wonderful dear....

Richa said... [Reply]

that sounds like such a versatile podi, Uma!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Thanks Uma for sharing this with us! I bet it smells wonderful too..

Rosie x

Meera said... [Reply]

I am trying this. Looks awesome. Happy Ugadi

kamala said... [Reply]

Multi purpose powder!!!!! I could
smell this

Cham said... [Reply]

Nice powder to share Uma. Wish u a Happy Ugadi to u and ur family.

Unknown said... [Reply]

First of all a happy Ugadi to you and your family...a nice useful podi you have blogged about.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Thanxx for sharing curry powder recipe Uma !! will try soon..

Annu said... [Reply]

Hi uma dear how r you? I am soooo busy these days in office.Nice and wonderful recipes dear.Pesarattu is awesome........and your way of kura podi is wonderful.

Annu said... [Reply]

Happy ugadi Uma.........

Annu said... [Reply]

You to the same Uma........Have wonderful Ugadi.

I am currently from Canada,Actually from Hyderbad.My mail id is Vishva20@yahoo.com.

Sia said... [Reply]

happu ugadi to u too Uma:)

Kalai said... [Reply]

I can smell the aromas of the spices roasting... Happy Ugadi, Uma! :)

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