Flax Seeds and Curry Leaves Podi

Podis are nutritious and very famous in South India. Traditionally, podi is eaten with hot steamed rice mixed with ghee. I must say the taste is pure bliss and It is my personal favourite.


  • 2 cups tightly packed curry leaves
  • ¼ cup chana dal(bengal gram)
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 8 dried chillies
  • A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp of salt (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 inch ball tamarind
  • 1 tsp of oil


  1. Dry roast the curry leaves on low flame until crisp and then grind it.
  2. Dry roast flax seeds till the crackling sound starts. Keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat oil, roast chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, chillies and hing until it’s golden.
  4. After it is cool, grind it with flax seeds and add salt.
  5. Mix both the powders and store in an airtight container.

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