Curry Pudi | Menthe Hittu | Menthyad pudi

Curry pudi is not a curry or gravy powder. This is completely different this is nothing like chutney powder.. Have it with hot plain rice & salt with 1 tsp oil. along with rasam dal. Amazing taste . If you get bored to make rasam, koottu, sambar etc., OR if you have gone out and come back home hungry but bored to make something this pudi/powder will be ideal. Just have this with plain rice . But unlike chutney powder this curry pudi/powder is not suitable for dosa , idli. I usually prepare this and store it. When i get bored to make do some elaborate cooking :). Just i will have this with some rice. Simple life ... Simple food...

  1. Chana Dal / Bengal Gram / Kadalparppu (split lentil) - 1 cup
  2. Urad Dal / Black Gram / Ulthuparppu (split lentil)- 1 cup
  3. Moong Dal / Green Gram / Pairthparppu (split lentil) - 1 cup
  4. Toor Dal / Pigeon peas / Thuvarparppu  (split lentil) - 1 cup
  5. Fenugreek Seeds / Menthyu  - 1 tsp
  6. Black Peppercorn / Molag kaal- 1/4 tsp
  7. Coriander Seeds / Danya kaal - 1 tsp
  8. Jeera - 1 tsp
  9. Red Chilli - 5 (Byadgi chilli)
  10. Curry leaves / Karvapple  - 1 cup
  11. Sea Salt / Kalu uppu to taste or (1 tbsp) 
  • Heat large wok , fry all the above dals / lentils separately till golden color. Transfer to other plate or bowl
  • Then fry all the above spices except curry leaves. Transfer to bowl
  • Wash the curry leaves and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Then fry the leaves
  • Mix all the fried ingredients with salt and make a nice powder in the mixer mix well. Store it in the airtight jars 

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FH said...

Sounds yummy Mala! I make Viji's SIMP powder similar to this, it's really so versatile pd. Thanks for this too, love it!:)
Guess what? check my blog tomorrow for a dish you can add this powder, tastes wonderful!

Archy said...

Hey, nice curry powder..
i never tried making this powder at home.. shall try ur version !!

Cham said...
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Cham said...

Totally different , we can have with rice that is cool :) Love the color of your podi

Kalai said...

Looks like a versatile podi that can be used in a pinch, Mala! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lakshmi said...

we make something called uddinahittu. It has many of the ingrediants that you have mentioned along with horsegram or huruli kalu which is the main ingrediant. I will try this too. Kobbari holige looks delicious.

Sunshinemom said...

Goodie! That looks nice. Liked your name too - conjures up visions of wild flowers:)

Uma said...

delicious curry powder vanamala! I can smell it from the pic.

Sia said...

sounds delicious mala... can i use died curry leaves instead of fresh ones?

Anonymous said...

Love curry powder. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

EC said...

Not only these will help when are are tired or lazy to cook, but will also be healthy due to the addition of all dals

Anonymous said...

thts a nice curry powder ... can imagine will b yumm with rice and roasted papad ... and its healthy too with the dals ... hey u mite want to send this to the eat healthy - protein rich event!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you Asha :)that you liked it

Thank you Archy...yeah try it nice to have with white rice

Thank you Cham, you liked it

Thank you kalai for your wonderful words

Thank you lg, yeah right it is called uddinahittu / menthyadahittu

Thank you sunshinemom :)

Thank you so much uma

Thank you sia, Yeah you can use it

Thank you so much hima

Thank you ec you r right !!

Thank you skribles for reminding me :) yeah will update now.

Maheswari said...

Hey..i always wanted the recipe for this podi.I will try it soon.Thanks for sharing

sra said...

Hi Vanamala, have never heard about a podi called by this name, tho' I may have eaten this. I'm intrigued that it only goes well with rice and not for dosa or idli!

A_and_N said...

Nice recipe! I call it "Karuveppalai Podi". I used to to hoard it from Ambika Appalam stores in Chennai but now I think I can make some on my own :)

Sagari said...

nice recipe vanamala

Lakshmi said...

Hi Mala, You have a award on my blog. Collect it!

Cynthia said...

I've never had or made any of the powders, will definitely try it.

Poornima said...

My grandma used to make this. Thanks for posting. I will soon try this out. It looks yummy and brings back my childhood memories :)