Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi | How to make Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi

By Rathy V  |  25th Mar 2016  |  
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About Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi Recipe

Garlic may not be a favourite of all, but it has numerous health benefits. Its very effective in gastric problems. This podi is best suited when mixed with gingelly oil and had with dosa, idli or rice.

Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi

Ingredients to make Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi

  • garlic pods(big variety) - 25 to 30
  • Solid asafoetida - 2 tiny pieces
  • curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/8 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/8 cup
  • red chilli - 8
  • tamarind - 1/4 tsp
  • salt - as needed
  • oil - 2 to 3 tsp

How to make Poondu Podi/Garlic Podi

  1. Heat a wide kadai, add little oil and roast all the items(except salt) one at a time.
  2. Add oil at regular intervals as and when needed while roasting. Roast everything on low flame and take care not to burn anything. After roasting one item, remove it from heat and start with the next.
  3. The dals should be golden brown, garlic should change color and curry leaves should be crispy.
  4. Cool everything down and drain any extra oil and add in a dry mixie. Grind to a fine powder with salt by scraping the sides with a spatula at intervals to ensure even grinding.
  5. Store in a clean, dry and air tight container and use a dry spoon to handle it.

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