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February 2, 2009

Thengai Podi(Coconut powder)



This is my family recipe for Thengai podi. It comes in handy when you are tired or sick or not in the mood to cook :)

Ingredients:
Coconut(fresh or frozen)-3/4 cup
Urud dal-1/2 cup
Hing-1/4 tsp
Salt
Red chillis-6(or according to your taste)
Oil-2 drops
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp



Method:
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add urud dal, red chillis and hing. Fry till golden brown on a very low flame. Set aside and let it cool.
In the same pan, add coconut and fry well till it loses moisture and turns light brown. Let it cool.
Grind everything(including salt) together to a coarse powder.
Store in an air tight container. Mix 2-3 tbsp of this powder with a serving of cooked rice(rice should not be mushy). Add a drop of ghee and have it with pappad/vadams/chips.

57 comments:

  1. Kanna,good old,lingering recipe. APPA

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  2. That's a beautiful picture, the first one! What's that in the packet in the background? Coconut? It says product of India :)

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  3. lovely recipe and picture :)
    my mom calls this thengai milagai podi... mixed with rice and some sesame oil - aahaa :)

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  4. i love this..but never tried making it on my own..now taht I have the recipe..will surely try it..

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  5. i love podis too .. what a pleasure to eat with hot steamed rice. great pic mahi

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  6. nice picture....lovely podi...congrats on ur award

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  7. hi Mahima, Thegai podi is lovely. Asusual great click. My patti makes this so yum, congrats on your award.

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  8. looks yum and congrats on ur award!

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  9. We call this thenga chammanthi podi. This was something grannies made in copious amounts soon after the coconut harvest at homes. Beautiful pictures.

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  10. Handy and easy when u r really lazy!!!Thanks

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  11. Wow,thats a beautiful pic and spicy recipe.never tried making this myself.as u said it comes in handy when lazy to cook.Actually love both the pics.

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  12. Awesome!!Looks fabulous..Goes well with hot steamed rice!!

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  13. Handy n easy recipe Mahima, awesome pictures..

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  14. I just make it the same way except mustard! Love the flavor!

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  15. this is one podi I have not tried. But with coconut what is not to like. Looks like you are well on your way to preserve family recipes.

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  16. Stunning photos Mahimaa. Must be so good with chapatis too. Thanks for posting! :))

    Enjoy the award, that's beautiful too.

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  17. Emerald for me,thank you Mahima,so kind of you:)
    Spicy!I made a similar spice mix with coconut,hope to post it this week.

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  18. Beautiful picture and love the podi.

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  19. I can see how this will be quite popular at my home but i've never made this.. we usually have paruppu podi or karuvepilai podi instead. Lovely, tempting pictures.

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  20. Wow.I remember, my mamiar used to make these for us and send across someone to US.I will surely try this.

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  21. Hey Mahi... your post reminded me of the long lost thengai podi... thanks for that... and nice click as always :-)

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  22. Thengai Milagaipodi is my all time favorite. Looks lovely mahi.congrats on your awards.

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  23. podi looks very delicious. lovely photos. Congratulations on award

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  24. hey love the powder Mahimaa...n does that mean I can take this award..thank you!

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  25. wow mahima,this is delicious powder.seems like best for dosai and idlis...and congrats for the award

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  26. Thengai podi reminds me of my mom :) coz she was the one who grinded this for me...missing her :-( your thengai podi looks jus like the one my mom did for me Mahi.very nice pics.this goes well with idli/dosa la.

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  27. Loved the pictures of your thengai podi...looks really inviting..congrats on your award!

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  28. Thengai podi has a tasty look! Very helpful for Lazy days !

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  29. superb picture mahi,asusual...and thengai podi is so inviting...

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  30. I love thengai podi and urs looks yummy! I just add tamarind and a handful of dhania in my podi.

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  31. yummy recipe. I love these podis, they are so handy when u r sick or just lazy :) Congrats on your award!

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  32. yummy podi! I make the same way but instead of urad dal I use chana dal! It's definitely a handy powder.

    Thanks for the wishes and congrats to you too! :)

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  33. i heard this but i never tried. sure should try once. your picture looks wonderful.

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  34. The podi looks yumm and drooling over the pic.....congrats for the award.... :)

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  35. Tempting pics and spicy powder. Congrats on the award dear.

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  36. Thengai podi is my all time favo. Urs look delicious. Pictures are perfect dear.

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  37. Hi Mahi ..
    I was searching for this recipe..thanks yaar ..and the pic looks very nice ...Will surely try to make it soon

    Love
    veena

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  38. This sounds delicious, Mahimaa. The aroma of the coconut and toasted spices must be lovely. Thanks for posting a traditional recipe.

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  39. Thats a very captivating photo.

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  40. HEY so nice and beautifully cliked.. my mom makes this for us.. i never tried. (he he amma kitta vangippen)
    An authentic recipe.. ennaku ippo sapidanum pola irukke..

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  41. This one is one of my fav podis.I miss this alot here.Mom sent me a packet full of Thengai podi,need to make this using ur recipe now.Lovely pic too.Congrats on ur award and yes thanks for passing it on:)

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  42. The pic is beautiful... never tried it before, but am sure have tasted it. SOunds great.

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  43. Hi Mahima..

    Look at those pictures... I loved the way you took these pic and the deliciously simple recipe of coconut powder..

    -Priya

    P.S. I have added you as my buddy. :)

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  44. wooo..this looks fabulous...nice click...congrates on ur award..

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  45. Lovely snaps. I love this podi too!

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  46. Lovely pics mahima:)My MIL used to do this.I like this podi:)Regarding ur query on my Ghee less green cake;Maida cant be substitued by any other flour.The exact taste cant be obtained i think:)Thanks for dropping by.Pla be around:)

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  47. Thats really helpful to me. since long time i wanted to try this thengai podi. best with hot rice with ghee.

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  48. The pudi looks so colorful and spicy...nice picture Mahimaa :)

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  49. Lovely pictures. I never tried by my own & sure I will try soon. YUMMY!

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  50. Hi Mahima,

    1001 Podi is dry ( no pun intended), but you have some gorgeous, mouthwatering pics !

    /Keep blogging !
    Ramki

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  51. I have to save this recipe. My daughter loves podi of any kind, to have with ghee & rice. what are u talking about my pics? Look at yours! they look professional like a food magazine:-)

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  52. Coconut podi looks great...I love podis....like your recipe.

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  53. Mouth-watering recipes and perfect pics! My MIL makes this kobri podi..tastes yum with hot rice and potato palya!

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  54. Congrats Mahima.....Podi looks yum and perfect pic.... :)

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  55. Dear Mahimaa,

    I tried your recipe for coconut powder and posted it under tried and tasted in my blog.Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

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