Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spicy Sesame Powder/Nuvvula Podi

Today I am sharing a simple and easy to make spice powder with sesame seeds.This powder tastes very delicious when mixed with warm/hot rice and ghee/oil.Not only that, you can use this powder as a topping for curries instead of using chilly powder.I will post the curries later but for now let us see how this delicious powder is made.

Main Ingredients :
Sesame Seeds......................1cup
Dry Red Chilly......................6 taste

Preparation :
Place a pan on the stove on medium high heat.Once the pan is hot add the sesame seeds and  dry red chilly and start toasting them.For the first 5 minutes you don't have to stir it often.

Once the seeds start to  change color stay near the stove and keep stirring on and off so that the seeds don't burn.We need to keep toasting till the sesame seeds turn into golden color and the red chillies get crispy.

Now we can switch off the stove and transfer them to a plate and let them cool down.Once the seeds cool down tranfer to a blender/mixie ,add salt and grind it to a coarse powder.

Delicious and spicy Sesame Seeds Powder is ready to be served.Try it and you will love it.

Note :
1) Do not brown the seeds or burn them.If you over toast the seeds the powder might taste bitter.

2) You can use white or brown sesame seeds for making this powder.When using brown sesame seeds keep an eye on the seeds while toasting because the color might be deceiving.

3) Use red chilly according to your taste.You can increase the spice or reduce it too.

4) This powder stays fresh for 15 days.


  1. Thanks for this spicy recipe... simple yet tasty...

  2. I can survive with this podi for many days,my fav..

  3. Thank you friends for your nice words.

  4. I absolutely love this podi. I always have it handy, sometimes just in warm rice with oil or sometimes to enhance my dry curries :)

  5. Flavorful podi. Easy one to cope up with the lazy days !!

  6. Yummy powder! It's very aromatic.


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