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Dhaniya poondu podi

Dhaniya poondu podi, coriander seeds garlic podi for idli, a quick side dish for idli prepared as small batches.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 tbsp


  • 10 red chilli
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds dhaniya
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt


  • In a kadai/ pan, roast red chilli, dhaniya and black pepper in a tsp of oil until the dhaniya turns fragrant, crisp and golden.
  • Cool down and grind it with garlic and salt to coarse powder. You can first powder everything together and lastly add garlic and run coarsely too.


  • This is so similar to my dhaniya podi I grind for rice, just that the ratio is totally different.
  • Eat with loads of sesame oil, like eating with a flavored oil ;)
  • I added garlic as such with skin. You can peel the skin and add too, but the texture will be more moist.