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Curry Podi

Curry Podi For Vegetable Curries

Curry podi is a flavorful powder prepared with lentils, chillies and coriander seeds. You can use this in place of chilli powder or in addition to chilli powder for many vegetable curries.

Course Podi Recipes
Cuisine South Indian, Tamil Brahmin
Keyword Curry podi, curry powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Ingredients needed

  • 1/4 cup Bengal gram or Channa Dal or kadalai paruppu
  • 1/3 cup Coriander seeds
  • 16 Dry Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Oil



  1. Heat 1 tsp oil and fry coriander seeds, bengal gram dal and red chillies until dal turns golden brown. Keep stirring continuously for even browning.

  2. After it cools, dry grind all the above together to a coarse powder.

  3. Storage - Store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare it just for a week or 10 days. If stored for a longer period, the flavor will not be there.

Recipe Notes

I use this curry powder for most of the curries particularly for potatoes, brinjal, lady's finger, raw banana, cauliflower etc.