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Homemade rasam powder recipe

Homemade rasam powder recipe

Homemade rasam powder recipeI have never seen my mother or even my paati making a special kind of rasam powder and storing it!my Amma used to grind some coriander seeds,cumin,red-chillies and some peppers with motor and pestle(not the small one that we are using nowadays it is larger in size and called as ammi kal in Tamil)make a paste at that juncture when she is about to make rasam. Continue reading

How to do sambar powder/homemade-Sambar-podi/marudhuskitchen

How to do sambar powder/homemadeSambarpodi

sambar -powder-recipeI don’t make sambar powder in large batches ,I do in small batches so that it keeps fresh for 15-20 days in an airtight container.In my family(both in-laws and mother’s house )they add dhania powder which contains all the spices in small amounts it is called kulumbu milagai thool nowadays.This thool is added to sambar, kootu and some varieties of kulambu along with chilli powder and is equally tasty as adding sambar powder. Continue reading

south indian idli podi recipe /Idli podi

south indian idli podi recipe


 whenever we are tired and not feeling well this podi  comes handy to every one.when we make this podi in advance it comes handy without any hastle.while making this podi you can fry asfoetida and add or you can add as such.If we fry it smells great.This is the basic  south indian idli podi recipe for idli and dosa , there are lot of variations in idli podi’s this is the basic one.In upcoming days I will post varies other podi’s.


Idly Podi recipe

Total Time: 20 minutes

Idly Podi recipe


  • Urad dhal - 1cup
  • Bengal gram dhal - 1cup
  • Dry chilli's -1 -11/2 cups
  • sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
  • salt - as needed
  • asafoetida - 1 tsp


  1. In dry kadai add dhal's separately
  2. and fry till golden brown
  3. fry chilli's and salt with little oil or even without oil.
  4. Fry sesame seeds separately
  5. Add asafoetida and grind the mixture after it cools.


Homemade podi is great than any other ready made podi's. Podi tastes great with sesame oil. This podi becomes handy in timeless situations.