Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thegai Podi/ Coconut Podi

Today for the third day of BM, i choose Thengai Podi/ Coconut Powder..I love coconut :).. I love its versatility and the way it enhances the taste of the dishes..One such powder which i have a stock of at home is this.. Easy to make & comes in so handy! 




I don't really have any memories or stories or incidents which i associate with this, just the fact that its so integral to our household! Amma would always have a stock of Thengai, Karavapillai ( Curry Leaves), Paruppu (Lentil) Podi's at home and my MIL does Vazhakkai (Plaintain) & Aalo Podi. Shall eventually post all those here..Without further ado..here to the recipe :)


Ingredients
1. Channa dal - 1 tbsp
2. Urad dal - 1tbsp
3. Red Chillies - 6-8
4. Fresh Shredded Coconut - 1-1/2 cup (I used frozen though)
5. Jaggery - 1/2 - 1 tsp (optional)
6. Salt - to taste
7. Oil - 2 tsp
8. Hing - a pinch


Preparation Time!!
1. In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and when warm, add Channa dal, Urad dal,red chillies and hing.Sauté till they turn light brown


2. Remove of flame & cool the dal mixture. In the same pan, add another tsp of oil & then add the coconut & sauté till it turns brown too. Remove off flame & cool it


3. First blend the dal mixture to a semi-coarse powder. Then add coconut, jaggery & salt and blend to a powder


There you go! The powder is ready. Store it in an air tight container. Mix with rice & ghee and enjoy with Karamedu/Poriyal!


Pointers
* Saute the coconut continuously. Takes close to 10 - 15 minutes for the moisture to evaporate and turn brown! If left unattended, tends to stick to the pan and become dark brown..
** In case you don't have jaggery, you can use brown sugar too!


Serving : 1 cup ( 1 cup van hold 236 ml)
Duration : 25-30 minutes


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Sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Ramya

36 comments:

  1. fabulous...can imagine the delicious taste!

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  2. What is jaggeri?
    Satya
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  3. I was just thinking of making coconut podia yesterday after seeing all the podia recipes that have been blogged.

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  4. I could smell the spices from that photo!

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  5. good one; regular at my in-law's place

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  6. I have not heard of this before. But sounds good...

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  7. I always make this but do not add jaggery.

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  8. Wonderful podi with nice flavors !!

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  9. Hey it has been ages since i made this. nice version, we dont add urad dal. tempting me to make this soon

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  10. Can't agree more about the versatality of coconut and this powder is just one sample of its power. Love the color of the podi...nice Rasi!!!

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  11. Love this flavorful podi..a great accompaniment to idli, dosa and even curd rice.

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  12. Looks Delicious
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  13. Wow...very flavorful....going to try this soon.

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  14. Amma makes this and I love this with curd rice

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  15. Love this podi!!!I get my stock from my mom every year!!!!tastes more better when it is mom-made!!! we dont add jaggery though!!!!

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  16. One of my mom's signature dish, she used to make quite often,adding jaggery sounds truly interesting,will give a try with jaggery soon..

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  17. Thengai podi is my favourite. I use koppari for making this. ove the click.

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  18. Very tasty podi dear, nice clicks..

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  19. Looks very awesome..nice pictures..

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  20. I luv this podi..adding jaggery sounds new to me

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  21. looks so authentic and delicious, flavourful podi dear :)

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  22. very authentic and awesome podi..

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    1. thanks for sharing it in Kerala Kitchen

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  23. interesting recipe, dont think i have ever taste this ever

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  24. I love all kinds of podi's and have a few always in my kitchen.Bookmarked this recipe.Am sure to try :)

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  25. Hi,

    What is he shelf life for coconut podi

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    1. Since the coconut is sautéed , it should last a week for sure!

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