“Podi” means powder and we have a ton of podis in India. Some podis like this one can be mixed with rice and eaten for a simple lunch or dinner. You can add a bit of ghee or oil to enhance the taste further. Since these can be stored in air tight containers for a long time, I usually make these in bulk. Apart from mixing with rice, I also add a couple of tsp of this powder to potato fry along with ginger. If you do not have fresh curry leaves, this is a good alternative. Podi rice with kootu is my comfort food . Off to the recipe.
Curry leaf powder to mix with rice.
- curry leaves - 1 1/2 cups
- urad dal - 1/4 cup
- channa dal - 1/4 cup
- asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
- red chillies - 8 - 10
- salt - to taste
Wash the curry leaves. Dry roast the curry leaves until it gets crispy. Use a low to medium flame to avoid the leaves from burning. Dry roast the rest of the ingredients except salt. Allow to cool and blend everything to a powder along with salt.
Mix a couple of tsp of the powder and a tsp of oil with rice for a quick lunch.
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1. Take curry leaves in a vessel and fry on a medium flame taking care not to burn the leaves.2. Fried leaves. Keep aside to cool.3. Fry the rest of the ingredients except salt. Allow to cool. Blend everything to a powder along with salt.
Curry leaf podi ready.