How to make Samandhi Podi -

This flavourful and spicy chutney powder can be eaten with any snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Dried coconut ( khopra) (खोपरा), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Powders

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Samandhi Podi

Samandhi Podi Recipe Card


Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Samandhi Podi Recipe

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) grated 3 cups

  • Dried red chillies 8-10

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 teaspoon

  • 1 lemon sized tamarind ball


Step 1

Dry roast coconut, red chillies, coriander powder, black pepper powder, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves in a non-stick pan till the coconut is evenly browned. Set aside to cool.

Step 2

Transfer the red chillies into a blender and grind it with salt. Add rest of the coconut mixture and grind again.

Step 3

Add ginger powder and tamarind and grind again to a coarse powder.

Step 4

Store in air tight bottle.

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