Mar 14, 2008

Recipe - Karappodi (Milagah podi/Idli powder/Garlic powder)


Karrapodi/Idli powder is very good for sinus congestion if garlic is added to it. Again this is my mother-in-laws recipe. Idli powder is found in almost every South Indian's pantry. It is a very good substitute for chutneys. This recipe is requested by my friend Sue. Sue here you go...enjoy!


  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies - 1/2 cup (according to spice level)
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Tamarind - 125 grams or 1/4 pound.
  • Garlic - 1 whole


Roast all the ingredients together except tamarind and garlic. After the ingredients turn light brown in color, add tamarind and fry it for a few minutes. Add garlic and turn off the stove.
Let the mixture cool and grind all the ingredients together. Let it cool and store in a cool place.

Preparation time - 20 minutes

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