Vatral Kuzhambu Podi

Vatral  Kuzhambu Podi

This Vatral Kuzhambu Podi is very popular in our household. My Mil is an expert in making this Podi. We use this Podi to make Vatral Kuzhambu, Poricha Kuzhambu and rasam. Make in  small quantities and store in an airtight container. The shelf life of this Podi is 2 months. Make it fresh and enjoy the flavours.


Urad dhal – 1 cup

Thoovar dhal – 1 cup

Black pepper – 1 cup

Jeera ( cumin seeds ) – 1 cup

Red chilli powder – 1/2 cup

Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon


Heat a pan. Keep the flame on sim. Dry roast Urad dhal, Toovar dhal, black pepper, jeera on sim flame till golden. Switch off the stove. Transfer the roasted ingredients to a plate. Sprinkle the turmeric powder on top of these roasted ingredients. Cool. Blend to a fine powder. Mix in the 1/2 cup red chilli powder. Mix well. Store in an airtight container.

Chef’s Tips

1) While roasting the ingredients do not over fry them. The taste will change.


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