Monday, May 6, 2013

Ellu Podi/Kanu Podi




I had been to my grandmother's place last weekend and enjoyed my stay there. It was a complete break from cooking and other household chores. I got totally pampered by my dearest grandmother, uncles and aunts. More than me, my children loved their stay. On the way back home, yesterday, my little one tugged at my dress and said, "amma, ennakku, D Chitti, yosanaiaave irruku", (She was supposed to say "nyabagam") and started crying. She wanted to go back. I pacified her somehow, showing this and that and finally, agreeing to take her back, this weekend.



I had a bagful of goodies, especially made for me by my granny. She had given a batch of paruppu podi, and this delicious tasting ellu podi.  I was standing next to while she made it and noted down only the ingredients. Came back home and clicked the pictures. She was so nostalgic, while preparing the powder. She remembered my father, who used to love this.

This podi is not the regular ellu podi, that is used for making rice. This podi is also called Kanu Podi as it is made specially for Kanu, the day after Pongal. This one is sweet and spicy and goes best as a side dish for dosas and adais. Try it once, and I'm sure you are going to keep making batches of it again and again.



What you’ll need
  1. White Sesame Seeds/Ellu/Til – 1.5 cup
  2. Dried Red Chilly – 5 to 6
  3. Powdered Jaggery – ¼ cup
  4. Salt to taste


Method
  1. Heat a heavy bottomed Kadai.
  2. Add the sesame seeds and dry roast until nice and brown or until the seeds start popping.
  3. Dry roast the red chillies too.
  4. Cool.
  5. Now add the sesame seeds, red chillies and give a pulse in the mixer. (See notes)
  6. Now add salt to taste and the powdered jaggery and pulse again, so that the salt and jaggery are mixed well with the sesame seeds powder.

Store in clean and dry containers. 
Tastes best with dosai, adai etc.



Note:
  1. Do not grind for too long, then it will become lumpy oily and not remain in powder form.
  2. This podi is sweet and hot. Adjust the spice level according to your tolerance level.

31 comments:

anusha praveen said...

very very pretty jadi Kaveri. and this podi s new to me. never tried sweet powders!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super flavored Podi...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kaveri all the clicks are so clear and focused...never made this til podi

Ruchi Indu said...

WOW!!! The pics are too good... And I am sure you would have enjoyed it a lot since its your grandmother's hands magic...

Sravs said...

So tasty and wonderful one !!

Laxmi said...

lovely clicks.. i add ellu to our regular idli podi.. will try this sometime.. :)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This version sounds new to me..we do make it but without jaggery..looks tempting.awesome clicks..

JEYASHRI SURESH said...

Super tempting podi and beautiful clicks. Love to have this idli dosa too

kitchen queen said...

delicious ellu podi.

Nithya Naveen said...

I love to have this podi with my rice.. Nice clicks..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Totally new podi for me. Lovely colour. Would like to have with dosa.....:)

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/dudhi-with-chana-dal-split-bengal-gram.html

Anu said...

Nice clicks. Love the hot and colorful podi.

Uma Ramanujam said...

Like your version of ellu podi kaveri. We make it often but never added jaggery to it.

Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful podi Kaveri.. now tell me, u got the props in big bazaar rite... I have been eyeing em for a long time

Sangeetha M said...

very interesting ellu podi, addition of chilli n jaggery...can't wait to try it. awesome clicks Kaveri..loved all ur pics!

Hema said...

wow, the last click is awesome, love the texture of this podi..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

@ Vimitha, You're right dear...these are from Big Bazaar :)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

interesting recipe..looks so tempting..lovely clicks

preethiDhinesh said...

Delicious podi . Awesome clicks
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Sowmya Madhavan said...

Nice one..

Mélange said...

I think one get such opprtunites very rarely..To be with grandma with kids..And to come home with such delicious goodies..And then,to have these authentic recipes Kaveri..You are so lucky a woman..I appreciate your spirit to share it here.Thanks and hugs for that little one who cant say 'njapakam'..how sweet !

nayana said...

love the sweet and spicy podi , very new . todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/french-baked-potaotes.html

Nagashree said...

Wow, you are one lucky girl visiting your grandma with your little girls. Ellu podi is one of my pantry staples, we make it the same way too.

Suresh Urs said...

This is a perfect for the Hot rice if we mix and eat with ghee. It's an wonderful dish. Clickfoodsnearme

Wer SAHM said...

wow what a fabulous clicks on this spicy podi...

Anu Shoj said...

healthy and yummy....
Anu's Healthy Kitchen - Raspberry Lemon Flower Cupcake

PT said...

wow nice color kaveri :) full of aroma..

Suja Manoj said...

Love the clicks,yummy podi,nice post dear

Shella said...

I am definitely going to try this one. I love ellu n something ready to eat is a keeper for me

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious ellu podi kaveri, nice clicks. Thanks for birthday wishes to my daughter, she had a blast.

Maha Gadde said...

Super flavored powder n nice pics.so much of dedicatin on clicking :)

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