July 13, 2007


Today i am posting one of my favourite spicy powder recipe called Groundnut spicy powder. This podi is prepared with fried groundnuts, garlic pods and with some roasted spices includes dry red chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. This is a delicious combo for hot idli, dosa and also for spicy vermicelli upma etc., Here is the recipe of spicy traditional powder, Karappodi:

Karappodi (Spicy Groundnuts Powder):
Prep time : 15mts
Cooking time : 0 mts
Cuisine : Andhra

Groundnuts : 2 cups
Jeera : 2tbsp
Coriander seeds (Dhania) : 2 tbsp
Garlic pods : 5
Dry red chillies : 5
Salt as per taste

  1. Without adding any oil, fry jeera and coriander seeds on medium heat till they turn brown. Don't burn them. Remove from kadai and keep aside and let them cool.

  2. In the same kadai, add the red chillies, fry them for 2 minutes and keep aside.

  3. Then add the groundnuts, fry them till roasted. Let them cool, remove the skin and keep aside.

  4. Once cool all the above ingredients, grind the jeera, coriander seeds and red chillies first (grind them coarsely) followed by groundnuts, garlic pods and salt, grind them to 3 to 5 seconds only to a coarse powder (it should not form like ball or paste). Adjust the salt. Store in airtight container.
5. Serve with white rice along with ghee.

Note: 1. Instead of dry red chillies, you can use red chilli powder also.2. You can increase or decrease the red chillies according to your spice level.

2. Make sure that cool all ingredients before grinding otherwise while grinding it may form as ball.
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  1. My sister's MIL makes this one.I got to give this a try,have been wanting to make it since a long time.Now I have the proportions too:)thanks for sharing!

  2. @Hi Vini K, try it and let me know. BTW thanks for dropping by. Keep on coming.

  3. hmm simple and great one to make. will be trying out.

  4. @Hi Sharmi, try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

  5. Jyoti,thanks for this buddy.You know I love spice pds! Hahaha!!

  6. Hey jyothi,

    Lovely one. I must show this to my husband he goes nuts for peanuts.


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  8. Jyothi, you have a wonderful blog with very good recipes...Will visit often!

  9. I am adding this to the collection of ground spices combos I have been seeing around.

  10. This is worth bookmarking Jyothi!! Very nice indeed. :D

  11. @Hi Asha, ofcourse I know very well that you like spicy powders. Thanks for your lovely comments.

    @Hi Hima, try it and let me know. Thanks.

    @Hi Chandrika, warm welcome to my blog. Thanks a lot.

    @Hi Cynthia, thanks dear.

    @Hi Coffee girl, thanks.