Greens Podi


Mint leaves – 1 cup (loosely packed)

Curry leaves – 1 cup (loosely packed)

Coriander leaves - 1 cup (loosely packed)

Channa dal – ¼ cup

Urad dal – ¼ cup

Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon

Coriander seeds – ½ tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoons

Red chillies - 2

Pepper – ¾ teaspoon

Salt - 1½ teaspoons

Hing - ¼ teaspoon

Oil – 1½ teaspoons


  1. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a wide flat pan & fry channa dal and urad dal to golden brown & keep aside.
  2. In the same add the remaining ½ teaspoon of oil and add corriander seeds, red chillies, cumin seeds and pepper, fry for a few seconds (red chillies will puff up) and keep aside.
  3. In the same add sesame seeds and fry for a few seconds (until they splutter)
  4. Allow all the roasted ingredients to cool down completely.
  5. Grind the roasted greens coarsely and keep aside.
  6. Grind the rest of the roasted ingredients after adding salt & hing to a slightly coarse texture.
  7. Add the coarsely ground greens powder & chirp in mixer grinder 2 or 3 times for both the powders to combine well.
  8. Can be stored in a dry air-tight container upto a week in refrigerator.
  9. Could be mixed with sesame oil & had as an accompaniment for idlis/dosas or used to make greens podi rice.