Wednesday 22 January 2014

Peanut Podi (Powder) / வேர்கடலை பொடி

Here is a tasty, easy to make Peanut powder / podi, a variation of  idli milagai podi; that goes well with South Indian breakfast varieties, such as Idli, Dosa and Uttappam.

You can also add this to any veg stir fry / poriyal for different taste.  
I got  this recipe from a tamil magazine Aval vikatan; try this and give your feed back.


Peanuts - 1 cup
Urad dhal - ¼ cup
Channa dhal - ¼ cup
Red chillies - 6 to 7
Asafoetida(Powder) - ½ tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp


Take a kadai; dry roast the peanuts and transfer that into a plate.

In the same kadai, add oil and fry red chillies, urad dhal and channa dhal till the colour changes to golden brown (make sure not to burn the dhals).

Transfer that into the plate and allow to cool.

After it is completely cooled, first add the roasted dhals, redchillies, asafoetida and salt in the blender / mixer and grind it into a coarse powder.

After that add peanuts and grind.

Store it in an air tight container.

Serving suggestion:

Mix with gingelly oil and serve with idli / dosa / uthappam / kuzhipaniyaram.


You can use this powder to any poriyal / veg stir fry at last instead of coconut.

Colour of the podi depends upon the variety and amount of chillies added.


  1. I like peanuts a lot. Ground nut podi is easy to make and seems tasty. sure will try one day.

  2. Such an flavorful and protein rich podi :) I would love them with hot steaming rice and ghee :)

  3. Looks yummm... I add flax seeds as well for variation.

  4. Healthy and delicious recipe :)


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