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Monday, April 11, 2011

PICKLE POWDER (SOUTH INDIAN STYLE)

This is a south indian style home - made pickle powder (oorugai podi) which can be used for cut mango pickles, mango thokku, mixed vegetable pickles, & instant aranellikai (small gooseberry) oorugai (pickle).

This can be preserved for 2 months. When refrigerated this can be preserved even for 4 months. Byadgi chillies give rich red colour to the pickle.

INGREDIENTS:

Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
Byadgi Chillies - 1 cup (tightly packed)
Red Chillies - 2 cups (tightly packed)
Fenugreek - 1/3 cup
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 cup

METHOD:

Dry roast each ingredient separately. Be careful not to burn them.

Fenugreek seeds should be dry roasted to golden brown.

Mustard seeds should be roasted till they splutter.

Grind everything in a mixie to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container and use when needed while making instant pickles.


NOTE: Chillies can also be roasted in a spoon of oil. If using oil, the shelf life decreases and can be preserved for only a month.

28 comments :

  1. Very aromatic and fragrant podi....my MIL also makes it the same way....

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  2. Wow,that should be very handy if we make and store it,thanks for sharing,lovely click!

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  3. nice and useful informative post.

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  4. Super Shanthiji, A timely post for the summer months. Adds more spice.

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  5. wow dats a great powder.....very handy wen u want to make pickle

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  6. It's very aromatic! I could almost smell the spices in it...

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  7. wonderful picture and podi looks perfect.....

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  8. Wat an aromatic and super handy spice powder..

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  9. Sure very handy and looks very flavourful...havent heard of this podi so far

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  10. wonderful and delicious podi :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe Shanthi

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  12. Great looking pickle powder. Aroma must have been excellent.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Very colorful and aromatic pickle powder.

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  14. Yummy and aromatic pickle powder...

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  15. Aromatic pickle powder...helpful post

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  16. Perfect post its looks like it has come in right time for me... hv got some gooseberries n raw mango..is byadgi chiilies avbl in all stores first time hearing abt it???

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  17. Pickle powder is so easy to I never realized it.Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Helpful post.Love the red in the powder.

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  19. Thanks a lot for this recipe..I shall make this soon...

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  20. ரொம்ப கலர்புல்லாக அருமையான ஊறுக்காய் பொடி...

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  21. Very interesting and new one to me.great clicks too

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  22. LOVE the colour.. yummy n spicy..

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  23. I love the look of the podi in the picture. The nicely combined yellow of turmeric and red of the chillis make it so appetising....maavadu comes automatically to vision!

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  24. I've been wanting this recipe for a while now - the pickle powder I see in the store seems too spicy for me. This looks perfect! Thanks Maami!

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