Podi Recipes: Kuzhambu, Sathumadhu & Milagai Podis


Kuzhambu Podi


  • Dhania-500gms
  • Red chillies-100 gms
  • Tuvaram paruppu- 200gms
  • Kadalai paruppu- 100gms
  • Fenugreek seeds-2tsps
  • Pepper-20gm
  • Turmeric-50gms
  • Ulutham paruppu-2 tsps
  • Dried curry leaves


  • Dry the ingredients well in the sun and grind in mill to a fine powder.
  • If grinding in mixie grind, sieve and grind till done.
  • Store in air-tight container.

Sathumadhu Podi


  • Dhania-400gms
  • Pepper-100gms
  • Red chillies-20gms
  • Tuvaram Paruppu-150gms
  • Turmeric-20gms
  • Jeeragam-20gms
  • Dried curry leaves


  • Dry roast and grind to a rava-like powder.
  • Do not grind to a fine powder.
  • It can also be sun-dried and ground in the mill.

Dosai/Idli Milagai Podi


  • White sesame seeds(yellu)-100gms
  • Red chillies-50gms or more if you need it hot
  • Kadalai paruppu-100gms
  • Ulutham paruppu-100gms
  • Asafoetida-a pinch
  • Salt-to taste
  • Cooking oil- 2 tbsps


  • Take a fry pan and dry roast the sesame seeds till it splatters and a good aroma emanates.
  • Take 2 tsps of oil and roast the rest of the ingredients till the dals turn a golden red.
  • First grind the roasted sesame seeds and keep aside.
  • Grind the rest of the ingredients add salt and mix with ground sesame.
  • Store in air-tight containers.

Recipes by Smt Vyjayanthi Sundararajan

  • General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

    • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
    • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
    • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
    • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
    • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
    • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

    No onion and garlic

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