These Andhra Podulu Or Spicy Powders Are Great For Breakfasts!


What is that one thing at a breakfast table we all loved eating while growing up?
Yes, you got it right. It is Podi/Spicy Powders. They are great accompaniments to a traditional South Indian breakfast. They have been a part of our cuisine for years now and we cannot imagine our breakfast without these.
They are commonly eaten with Idies, Dosas or Uttapams. They are mixed with a few drops of ghee or oil and they take your humble breakfast to another level. Loaded with spices, they add a kick to your food. So, if you love these powders as much as we do, then go on, continue reading and make some for yourselves at home.

Spicy Podulu!

Velluli Karam and Idly Karam Podi, are great options for breakfasts. They go very well with Idlies and Dosas! Follow us on Instagram:

Posted by Wirally Food on Monday, April 27, 2020

1.Velluli Karam


  • Garlic
  • Red Dry Chillies
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • ½ cup Jeera Seeds
  • ½ cup Coriander Seeds
  • Salt (As per taste)


In a pan, add some oil and fry dried red chillies for two minutes. Transfer them to a plate or bowl. Then, in the same pan, add jeera seeds and coriander seeds and fry them to for two minutes. Transfer them to a plate or a bowl. Let the red chillies and seeds cool down.

Once, they are no longer hot, take a mixie jar and transfer these ingredients and add salt and garlic. Grind them to a fine powder.

Your Velluli Karam is now ready. Store it in an air-tight container.

2.Idly Karam Podi


  • 4 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Bengal Gram
  • 1 cup Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Jeera Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Tamarind
  • 1 cup Dry Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Curry Leaves
  • ½ tsp Hing
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt (As per taste)


In a pan, heat oil and add urad dal and Bengal gram. Fry them properly and add coriander seeds, jeera seeds and mustard seeds.

Once all the seeds are tempered add a small piece of tamarind and dried red chillies. Finally, add curry leaves, hing, turmeric powder and salt. Fry all the ingredients together.

Transfer this mixture to a bowl/vessel and allow it to cool down. Once they are cooled down, grind them to a fine powder.

Your Idly Karam Podi is now ready. Store the powder in an air-tight container.