Pottu kadalai podi

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Gone are the days when I would sit in front of the laptop and the words just seem to flow. Now, I am struggling to write even two lines for an intro. The kid’s grown up, there isn’t as much innocence triggered humor in life as it used to be.

Right now what we have is a lot of playing with friends, lego, iPad, books and home work. Add in the parents and their laptops and well….you have a grown up world in here!

These are times when I look at my childhood and all I can see is playing, laughter, fights and endless fun from irritating the younger brother….ahhhh….sweet childhood!!

Anyway, back to the recipe here. It’s a podi that my MIL made for my son after getting the recipe from a friend of ours. My son likes to have this with idli like milagai podi, but it serves as a good podi to mix with rice and have as well. Read on for the recipe.

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Pictorial

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Saute 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon pepper corns and 3-4 red chillies (or per taste).

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Saute 200 gms of pottu kadalai until its slightly brown. Let it cool down.

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Grind everything together into a fine powder using a mixer. Store in airtight containers and serve with rice or as a side with idli and dosa.

Recipe source: A friend

Makes: 2 cups approx. 

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms fried gram/pottu kadalai
  • 3-4 red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt as needed

Method:

  1. Saute 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon pepper corns and 3-4 red chillies (or per taste). Set aside. Saute 200 gms of pottu kadalai until its slightly brown. Let it cool down.
  2. Grind everything together into a fine powder using a mixer. Store in airtight containers and serve with rice or as a side with idli and dosa.

pottu kadalai podi

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