Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nuvvula Podi // Sesame Spice Powder With Garlic

Again, I took long break due to kids birthday celebrations, sickness and parties. Today, I came up with an simple podi recipe. In South Indian cuisine, podi recipes are quite famous and are many varieties. Podi means powder. Podi is an coarse powder of different spices.

Nuvvula Podi // Sesame Spice Powder With Garlic

Sesame seed spice powder / Nuvvula podi goes very well with hot rice, idli, dosa and can be used in some curries like raw papaya curry, Bottle gourd curry and every in some chutney recipes like Goungura(Sour leaves), Beerakaya (Ridge gourd).

Nuvvula Podi // Sesame Spice Powder With Garlic


  • Sesame seeds / Nuvvulu - 1cup
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chili / Endumirchi - 8
  • Garlic cloves / Vellulli - 3 (BIG) or 6 to 7 (small)


  • Dry roast sesame seeds until golden color on low flame.
  • Remove them into a plate and let them cool.
  • Dry roast cumin until brown and red chili until crisp and let them cool.
  • Add cumin and red chili to a mixie jar and make into fine powder.
  • Now add garlic cloves and grind.
  • Add sesame seeds and pulse for 15 sec and repeat to make into coarse powder.(If we grind continuously oil will ooze out from sesame seeds)
  • Store in an air tight container and enjoy with rice, idli with ghee or add to curries.

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