Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pudina podi / Mint leaves powder

Wash the pudina leaves and either dry roast in a kadai or keep in the microwave oven

to become crisp

Roast the urad dal,chana dal, dry red chillies,black peppercorns

Grind the dried pudina leaves and the roasted ingredients to powder.
The pudina (mint) podi is ready.
Ingredients :
Pudina (Mint) leaves - 1 bunch
Urad dal - 1 Tblsp
Chana dal - 1/4 Tblsp
Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 7-8
Salt as required
Hing - a pinch
Wash the bunch of pudina leaves and either dry roast them in kadai till crispy or keep in a microwave bowl and microwave for about 6-7 minutes.
In between open the microwave oven and check the leaves or they may get burnt.
After the leaves become crisp keep them aside
Take a kadai put the dals,pepper corns and dry red chillies and roast them till golden colour
When the roasted items cool down, take a dry grinder and powder the roasted items along with the crispy leaves,hing and salt.
If you want you can grind the powder coarsely or fine powder.
After powdering the podi store it in an airtight bottle.
The pudina (mint) podi (powder) is ready tobe had with hot plain rice with dollops of ghee with roasted papad or it can be even used to add taste to some dry curry while cooking.
This pudina podi will remain for some days and it will not spoil easily. It has quite a long shelf life.


  1. I prepare it in a similar way i also make in curry leaves..n mix it with cooked rice for lunch..


  2. Looks wonderful and tempting . Can smell the aroma here

  3. It must be aromatic and flavourful.

  4. What a lovely way to use mint leaves... superb..

  5. Mint podi looks grt and tastes good with rice.

  6. usually make it with curry leaves-- this is interesting !!

  7. The first click is so enchanting! It's been a longtime I made pudina powder, It looks great dear, and love the step-wise pictures too... the house must be smelling very minty

  8. I would love to try this..must be v flavourful podi:)

  9. wow, love podis, but this pudina podi, is so new, never had it before, sounds interesting and refreshing :)

  10. Mint podi looks so tasty and colorful.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. healthy powder!!!thanks for sharing!

  12. good to have with rice when u don't feel like cooking....healthy one too.

  13. I do Pudhina chutney..Podi is new to me..Great space you've got..
    good to follow you.

  14. Pudina podi is new to me though have tried curry leaves podi... Thanks for the recipe..

  15. yum, I love pudina powder usually use store brought and pudina grows wild in the yard in summer, should definitely give this a try, thanks for u comments on my blog. take care

  16. pudina podis is so healthy..nice way to include in our diet

  17. what a great way to use mint leaves. Will definitely try this. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great blog.

  18. Good variety pudina podi,with a nice aroma,love it..