BM #113 Week 2 Day 2 -

To continue the A-Z series of Andhra Dishes, today, N for Nuvvula Karam Podi (Nuvvulu(a) = Sesame seeds; Karam = Spicy; Podi = Powder)

Here the ingredients can be adjusted as needed but I found that my family loves this combination of dals, peanuts, garlic and sesame seeds.

We eat this with rice, I sprinkle in many sabjis, gravies, Asian flavored noodles and sometimes even on bread :). The idea is that this podi is multi purpose and totally customizable. 

I would love to avoid garlic here but my kids love this podi because of the garlic. So the garlic stays in the recipe :).

Ingredients - 

Sesame Seeds 3/4 cup
Chana Dal 1/2 cup
Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Peanuts 1/4 cup
Coconut Powder 1/4 cup 
Coriander Seeds 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds 2 tsp
Red Chillies 8-9 (as needed)
Garlic Cloves 6-7 (Optional)
Salt as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Dry roast all the ingredients separately, allow them to cool.

First coarse grind the dals and red chilies and then finally mix in the sesame seeds and grind them until desired consistency.

I like it to be slightly coarsely ground to have the extra crunch.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Makes 2 1/2 cups


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. That is a delicious looking nuvvula podi Harini. My mom makes something similar but without the peanuts. I am going to try your version - it sounds delicious with some rice or added to dry curries.

  3. rajani Says:
  4. Bookmarking this recipe Harini. I was looking for a podi recipe with peanuts in it.

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. My mother makes it with the basic version adding garlic and I make use of these ingredients while making gojju podi. This sesame karam podi sounds delicious with rice and I will give it a try sometime later..

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. I love this podi and we stock all sorts of podis all the time...Btw great choice. I don't know why Nuvvulu didn't come to mind when thinking about N dishes..:)

  9. sushma Says:
  10. I love podis, can have them with anything like rice, roti or even bread...😜. Looks amazing

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