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Thengai podi recipe, coconut podi

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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Thengai podi recipe
Thengai podi recipe with step by step pictures and video.
Thengai podi is a simple recipe, quite popular in Tamil brahmin houses, made with roasted urad dal, red chili and coconut as main ingredients. Coconut podi is generally mixed with hot rice, smeared with ghee or sesame oil. In our house we all love Thengai podi. In fact we love all podi varieties and i have posted  Andhra style paruppu podi, Angaya podi, Karuveppilai podi, Kothamalli podi and many more.
Some times on a lazy day or when you are pressed out of time for cooking, podis come so handy. They pair well with any curry and kootu. A simple appalam will be a perfect for podi rice. I still remember my grandmother makes this thengai podi in bulk and store in the refrigerator. Also she makes Thenga milagai podi too. And those days we don’t have any machine to grate coconut, she grates them manually with hands and makes these podis in bulk. Now i use the grinder attachment for grating the coconut, but i always make podis in small quantities.

Thengai podi recipe

Thengai podi recipe

Thengai podi recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Thengai podi is a simple recipe, quite popular in Tamil brahmin houses, made with roasted urad dal, red chili and coconut as main ingredients.

     Coconut 1 cup    
     Urad dal  1/4 cup
     Red chilli 7-8
     Salt  as needed
     Asafoetida  a pinch
    Oil  2 tsp
   
                                      Video of how to make thengai podi

Method with step by step pictures :

  • In a pan add oil and add in the urad dal and roast it till it becomes golden brown.
  • Be careful not to get it burnt.
  • Transfer it to a plate when done.
  • Add in the red chillies and nicely roast them.
  • Dry roast the scrapped coconut till it gets evenly  golden brown color.
  • Keep it aside and switch off the flame and saute the salt and asafoetida in the same pan for few seconds. This removes the moisture from salt and asafoetida.
  • Allow everything to cool and grind it into a fine powder.
  • Spread this in a plate for 20 minutes, let this cool and store this in a clean dry airtight container.
  • The heat of the mixie will be there so if we transfer to a box immediately, it will ooze out moisture.
  • Mix with hot rice along with ghee or sesame oil. A simple sutta applam (fire roasted papad) will be a great combo for this.
Thengai podi recipe

Notes:

  • Always roast the dal and coconut nicely. Else it will not stay fresh longer.
  • This can be kept in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Always clean dry spoon to take the podi.
  • My mil makes Thengai podi with chana dal instead of urad dal.

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24 comments

Veena Theagarajan July 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

it is very useful podi.. nice post Jey

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suhaina aji July 26, 2013 - 12:48 pm

We love this to have with rice..lovely clicks Jerashri..

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AparnaRajeshkumar July 26, 2013 - 1:01 pm

handy one 🙂 would like to mix with coconut oil and applam !

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Shama Nagarajan July 26, 2013 - 1:06 pm

delicious and lovely!!!

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Ramya Krishnamurthy July 26, 2013 - 1:18 pm

yummy and delicious podi

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prathibha Garre July 26, 2013 - 1:22 pm

love this podi a lot..looks nice

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Raks anand July 26, 2013 - 1:23 pm

MIL makes the same, except she ads konjam puli :)looks nice and its very flavorful!

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Vidya Chandrahas July 26, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Looks tempting and flavorful.

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CHITRA July 26, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Nice recipe n bowl. Looks like thenga moodi 😉

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Chitz July 26, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Such a flavorful one.. I love the combo that u said, rasam kootu & podi.. just heavenly !!

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Chitz July 26, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Such a flavorful one.. I love the combo that u said, rasam kootu & podi.. just heavenly !!

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Gayathri Ramanan July 26, 2013 - 3:14 pm

handy podi..looks so flavorful..Love to eat it with hot rice and gingelly oil

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Subha Subramanian July 26, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Like this podi….:):) Good one…

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Kalpana Sareesh July 26, 2013 - 4:06 pm

wow love tis..

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Nalini's Kitchen July 26, 2013 - 7:27 pm

we do make this one but have it with never tried with rice,looks delicious..

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Sona S July 27, 2013 - 7:25 am

Loved the bowl. Delicious and flavorful podi.

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Nisha July 29, 2013 - 3:17 am

So simple and delicious,bookmarked

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SHARMILEE J July 31, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Looks very flavourful and great texture too….nice bowl

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Ashwin January 17, 2014 - 1:26 pm

hi thanks for this recipe. i tried it today as per your proportions. tasted great with ghee and hot rice. we enjoyed it a lot!!

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Ramaa N June 7, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Thank you for many wonderful recipes. Shall we use dry coconut powder to prepare this?

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jeyashri suresh June 8, 2015 - 2:40 am

You can use too. I have a podi using dry coconut only.

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anu October 27, 2016 - 9:55 am

Am a grt fan of ur recipes…hv tried many nd came out really well..I prepared thengai podi today..taste was awesome,but the podi is little bit oily.wat may be the reason. ??

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Ananthi Santhanam March 19, 2017 - 10:43 pm

I am assuming the coconut wasn't fried well.

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