May 22, 2012

Avasara poondu podi / Avasara garlic podi

Whenever I find little time to prepare chutney for dosa/idly or when no power at home, used to prepare this avasara poondu podi. Very simple and can be prepared in a minute. Same like gun powder, have to mix this with gingelly oil and serve it with dosa/idly. This can be done using mixie or our olden days style mortar and pestle. We normally prepare this without peeling garlic.

Ingredients :

Handful of Garlic pods
1/2 Tbsp Chilli powder
Salt to taste


Using Mixie :

Add everything and grind coarsely.

Using Mortar and Pestle :

Clean and wipe mortar and pestle.
Add garlic pods and crush them.

Now add chilli powder and salt. Crush and grind coarsely.

Add gingelly oil and serve it with dosa/idly.


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  3. very handy n my fav this with dosa/idly...looks so hot n tempting!! the traditional way of crushing the garlic in stone grinder gives lots of flavor n unique tast..missing a lot!
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    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha :) very true that grinding traditional way gives unique taste..i too love it..