Here is my version of Homemade nalla karam podi. It tastes amazing with ghee rice and also as idli podi
In the month of October, our group of bloggers from Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge went to Telengana on a virtual cooking tour. My partner for this month’s theme was Pavani Gunikuntla who blogs at Pavaniskitchen. After a brief discussion, I gave her Cloves and Ghee as secret ingredient and in return she gave me coriander seeds and garlic to make a unique dish representing Telangana. With the secret ingredients I gave, Pavani made Bagara Rice and I decided to use coriander seeds and garlic to make a Homemade Nalla Karam Podi
A small look into Telengana
Telengana was a state formed in 2014. It is situated in the Deccan Plateau with semi arid area and mostly has a hot climate. In general, the people in this belt are known to consume hot and spicy food. One can associate simple Telegu food as well as Nawabi khaana with this state. Some of the popular dishes associated with Telengana are Polelu (rotis with stuffed filling), Jonne Rotte ( jowas rotis), Qubani ka meetha (apricot sweet) etc.
This belt is also known for the various podis that they make, such as, Nalla Karam Podi, kandi podi etc. Most of the recipes which are found at homes or markets have coriander seeds as the main ingredient and the dal quantity are less. I tweaked the recipe to suit my families interest that is Dal
This homemade Nalla Karam Podi goes well when served with Ghee rice and as an accompaniment to idli too