Quick and Easy Spice Mix: Pitlai Podi

Quick and Easy Spice Mix: Pitlai Podi

Preetha often likes to experiment with the gravies that she prepares in her kitchen. Learn how to make this easy an easy to make spice mix Pitlai Podi at home.


1. Dry roast coconut on a medium flame till colour changes. Keep aside to cool.

2. In another pan, heat oil and fry hing.

3. Add dals .Roast on a medium flame till the dals change colour.

4. Add coriander seeds and dried red chillies. Roast on a medium flame till you get aroma of coriander.

5. Grind along with coconut and salt to a semi coarse powder.

6. Store in air tight container and use as required. (If refrigerated, it can be used for upto a week).

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha Srinivasan

Preetha�s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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