Monday, 5 May 2014

Tindivanam Hotel Ariyaas Style Garlic Coconut Chutney Powder/Poondu Thengai Podi

Idlis or dosas needs side dishes especially idli podis or chutneys, one of my recent trial is this Poondu thengai podi aka Garlic coconut powder, i tasted this delicious,spicy and garlicky coconut chutney powder during my last trip in India at Hotel Ariyaas Tindivanam while am travelling to Chennai Airport from Pondicherry.The hotel manager was kind enough to share the ingredients and recipe with me discretly when i asked about the recipe for this spice powder as i have completely fallen in love with this spice powder. Without any hesitation i bought few packets of this poondu thengai podi to carry them to Paris.This chutney podi tastes fabulous when mixed with gingelly oil and they can stay for months if they are conserved properly. Kopra thengai aka dry coconut is used in this recipe, if you are using fresh coconuts either as slices or grated you need to dry roast them slowly in simmer to get rid of the moisture presents in coconut, however i advice to use kopra thengai for making this chutney podi.

Simple podi to make and i guess whoever loves garlic flavoured podi with their dosas or idlies will definitely loves this spicy garlicky coconut spice powder to the core. You doesnt need any spices apart from garlic cloves, dry red chillies,kopra thengai aka dry coconut pieces to make this podi, just make them and enjoy it with any dosas or idlies. This podi is going to be a part of Friendship 5 Series an event by Geetha and Savitha.



1cup Kopra thengai/dry coconut pieces
6nos Garlic cloves
4nos Kashmiri dry chillies
Salt

Grind the kopra thengai and dry chillies with salt as coarse powder.

Add the garlic cloves and grind everything as bit coarse paste.

Transfer it to a bowl or an air tightened box.

Your poondu thengai podi is ready.



While serving with idlies or dosas, mix this spice powder with enough gingelly oil before half an hour, and serve.

Dont serve directly the podi and oil, better mix them earlier.

This podi when soaked in oil tastes simply awesome.

13 comments:

Beulah Arun said...

Looks yummy!

Linsy Patel said...

I can eat it as it is, love this.

Savitha Ganesan said...

Colourfull podi Priya. Sure a keeper recipe.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Added kopparai thengai to my grocery list and making this podi as soon as I get them....thanks for sharing this awesome recipe Priya :)

Anitha Sundramoorthy said...

Seeing my home town name makes me proud..Last visit to India i tried this podi in Ariyaas Hotel... Really yummy... Thanks for sharing...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Wonderful recipe...Thanks for sharing...I tried once with fresh coconut...But i think i will try this way...Bookmarked...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Wonderful recipe...Thanks for sharing...Bookmarked it...

Veena Theagarajan said...

very addictive recipe.. I have have this with literally anything..

Chitra Ganapathy said...

Will try this for sure :) looks awesome !

JASPINDER KAUR said...

wow...no words for that wonderful recipe....i feel like completing the whole bowl in a sitting :)

Sundari Nathan said...

looks super spicy & yummy!!!

nandoos Kitchen said...

nice recipe. Will try this for sure.

Amina Khaleel said...

looks spicy and delicious..