Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pudina Podi-Mint Podi Recipe-How to make Pudina Powder

Mint Podi/Pudina podi is a very flavorful podi which goes well with rice and idli, dosa. This podi when mixed with piping hot rice and ghee tastes awesome. I used homegrown mint to make this podi, so it is all the more aromatic. Today we will learn how to make pudina/mint podi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Pudina Podi-Mint Podi

Pudina Podi-Mint Podi

Pudina Podi-Mint Podi

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 1 cup podi
 Recipe CategoryMint-Podi Varieties
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh Mint leaves - 2 bunches (medium size bunch)
   Oil - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 3 tbsp
   Bengal gram dal/channa dal - 1/4 cup
   Red Chillies - 4 or as needed
   Hing - a generous pinch
   Tamarind - a small bit (optional)
   Whole black pepper - 1/2 tsp
   Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
   Salt to taste


Wash the mint leaves well, drain the water completely and pat it with a towel. Spread it on a cloth and leave it to dry in the shade. There should be no moisture in the leaves. It should be completely dry. I got 1 1/4 cup of dry mint leaves. You can plant the thick stem and get fresh mint at home whenever you need. Learn how to grow mint at home easily.


Heat oil and fry urad dal, channa dal (kadalai paruppu), red chillies, hing and tamarind (if using).

Once dal changes golden brown, remove from heat and transfer to a plate.

easy mint podi recipe

In the same pan, dry roast cumin seeds and peppercorns until you get the aroma of cumin seeds.

Dry roast mint leaves on low heat, when you crush the leaves, it should break. That is the right stage.

How to make Pudina Powder

Dry grind the lentils/dal + red chilles, cumin seeds + peppercorns with salt to
 a coarse powder.

Mint Podi recipe

Then add the mint leaves to the coarsely ground powder and grind it again. The powder should be slightly coarse and not fine.

Pudina Podi

Flavorful Mint/pudhina podi is ready.

Enjoy eating it with hot rice and ghee or with idli and dosa. 

Check out more Podi recipes. They come handy when you do not find time to cook.

Podi Recipes 

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  1. awesome...
    Thank you for this post

  2. Nice one....came out very well!!!! Thank u padhu :-) keep rocking :-)

  3. It worked as instant mix for me! Have tried many of your recipes all are commendable thank you padhu💐



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