Saturday, November 14, 2015

Jeera Podi

                                                   After all the diwali sweets and savouries everyone must be longing for some simple easily digestible food.Yes I made this "Jeera Podi" today which is light on the stomach.This recipe is from my grand mother.She used to eat this podi with hot rice every day.My mother used to make and store it in a glass(horlicks) bottle  for a month because it was needed every day.My grandmom used to offer the first few bites of the hot rice to us as kids every day when we used to sit with her for lunch but we used to enjoy it once in a while.Every one who came to our house and saw my grand mom eating this became a fan of this podi and took some podi with them and took the recipe also with them.
                                                      It has Cumin seeds which makes digestion very easy and pepper which is also very good for health my grandmom said we could have it after delivery and while feeding the baby.Need not say about the goodness of cumin,pepper, etc. so make this podi and enjoy its benefits and taste when you want to feel light and after a feast.

You will Need

  • Half cup Cumin Seeds
  • Two Tbs Black Pepper
  • One sprig of Curry Leaves
  • A Generous pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

How to
1.Gather all the ingredients.
 2.Heat a small thick pan and dry roast cumin and pepper seeds for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
 3.Add the washed and cleaned curry leaves roast for a minute and switch off the stove.
 4.Transfer everything on a plate and allow it to cool completely.
 5.Transfer everything in a mixer jar,add salt,asafoetida and powder it.

Store it in a dry airtight container.Stays at room temperature for a month.

  • Have this podi with some hot rice and ghee drizzled on it.
  • Have it when you have a cold,stomanch upset, fever or after a feast.

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