Nuvvula Karam Podi / Sesame Spicy Powder

Nuvvulu / Til / Sesame seeds spice powder is popular Andhra. It is healthy and tasty spice powder usually served with idli, dosa, upma and even with hot steamed rice with some ghee / clarified butter. This particular spice powder can also be added to dry curries  at the end to give a nice and unique flavor and taste to the dish.  This powder is healthy too as the sesame seeds are rich in Calcium, iron and fiber. Adding flax seeds makes the dish even more healthier because flax seeds helps lower the blood presser and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and helps in weight loss too. This recipes is from one  of my  friend's mom, who  made this spice powder and served it with idli and dosa for a small gathering we had some time ago. 

This recipes goes to week 2, day 3 of Blogging Marathon 101 under the theme " Condiments"....


Nuvvulu / Sesame seeds 1 cup
Flax seeds 1/4 cup
Red chili 6-7 ( more if you like spicy )
Garlic cloves 5
Chana dal / Bengal gram 1 tbsp
Udad dal / black gram 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp


Dry roast sesame seeds and flax seeds separately and set aside to cool.
Heat oil in a pan and bengal gram, split black gram, cumin and coriander seeds and red chili.
Roast all the ingredients till nice and crisp.
Remove from heat and let them rest for 10 minutes.
Now in a blender add flax seeds and sesame seeds, make it a course powder.
Now add all the fried ingredients and blend everything well along with salt and garlic.
Transfer to air tight container.

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rajani said...

Dry roasted sesame seeds have a great flavor that I like. Addition of flax seeds give a nutritious boost as well.

vaishali sabnani said...

These podis have always impressed me , whenever travelling to South , I get some , but truly speaking never tried them ! This one with the addition of flax seeds makes it nutritious , must try it .

Gayathri Kumar said...

Sesame podi is one of my favorite condiments. I make a diffotype of podi. Your version sounds so delicious.

Harini R said...

Nowadays this is a staple in my pantry. Love the addition of flaxseed in there.

Suma Gandlur said...

I keep it simple but will remember your version when I make the next batch of nuvvula podi.

Swati said...

I like podis a lot but always used store bought, loved this one with flax seeds. I think I too should give a try now making these at home.

Srivalli said...

This is a wonderful podi to stock always, very nicely done.

Narmadha said...

Love the addition of flax seeds. Podi looks so healthy and delicious.

MySpicyKitchen said...

Such a versatile podi. I use sesame powder a lot in some of the curries. Will try this podi sometime. Addition of dals might have given a nice nutty flavor.