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Kollu podi recipe

Kollu podi or horse gram powder - a version of podi for mixing with rice along with sesame oil. Quick video, step by step photos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 cup Kollu Horse gram
  • 3 Red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 5 Garlic flakes
  • Salt – As needed


  • In a pan, roast horse gram with red chillies until golden.
  • The horse gram will start popping, so you will know its the right time to switch off the stove. But roast in medium flame to ensure even roasting.
  • Cool down and powder first the horse gram, red chillies and salt together.
  • Then add crushed garlic and pepper and run the mixer only once.



Adding garlic and pepper at the last stage enhances the taste. You can roast the pepper along and everything together too.