Dhania Kaaram podi is an authentic spice powder handed down to me by my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law comes from a family of traditional ayurvedic physicians and she herself is into it. Apparently this powder has been made for generations in the family. This is especially beneficial for new moms - Speeds up the healing process. Since ages, Coriander is known to be very good for health and therefore has been included in all the traditional recipes made. The medicinal properties of Coriander have been popularized in recent years. Coriander is known to be anti-inflammatory and the decoction made out of it is used to relieve sore throat.

Ingredients -

Dhania /Coriander seeds  1/2 cup
Jeera 1/2 cups
Methi Seeds 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Garlic 2-3 pods 
Dry Red Chillies 7-8 (or as per taste)
Tamarind / Chintapandu
Jaggery / Bellam
Salt as per taste 
Turmeric / Pasupu

Method of preparation - 

Dry roast Dhania, Jeera, Methi seeds, Chana dal, Urad dal, Curry leaves, Red chillies and Tamarind separately.

Upon cooling grind all of them into a coarse powder. Grind garlic pods also and mix well adding salt , turmeric and Jaggery as per taste.
Store in an air tight container and serve with steaming hot rice and ghee!

I recently saw the CWS event hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes and thought it was a nice idea to have an event exclusively for spices. It luckily came at the right time for me and I wish to send my Dhania spicy powder as my entry to the CWS-Coriander Seeds theme hosted by RV of Sourashtra Kitchen.

Makes approx 1 cup

Preparation Time 20 min
Posted by Harini on Monday, March 29, 2010


  1. Hello Harini, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog rocks. You and Jaya are doing really great job. Would love to see your entries for my event. Happy Blogging n Happy Cooking :)

  2. Harini Says:
  3. Thanks for visiting our blog and also for your good words for our blog.

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