Gun Powder | Podi

I love podi, be it any kinda of podi and I can eat it with anything and everything and the same goes for chutney too.

So when I saw Mriganayani's Gun Powder I was so tempted to try, her blog is just wonderful with yummy recipes and all so helpful pictures.  I made few changes; eg: in her recipe is asked to grind the sesame seeds alone first then following by the lentil but I did all grinding together as I did in small quantity.  I loved the podi and it got over in no time :-).. Thanks gal for the recipe.

And this podi goes to Aqua's & Jaya's Back to Basics Event ...thanks Jaya for the tip :)


Toor Daal/Pigeon Pea  - 2 tbsp
Chana Daa;/Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp
Urad Daal/Black Gram - 1/2 tbsp
White Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chili - 10-12 pieces
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


1. Pluck stems from chilies and keep aside.

2. Roast sesame seeds in a pan until golden brown and oil starts coming out. 

3. In a same pan add 1/2 tsp oil and roast all the daal one by one until golden brown and keep side. 
[I roast one by one to get all the daal roasted properly]

4. Add another 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the chilies until light brown.

5.  Let all the ingredients comes to room temperature and grind in to fine or coarse powder along with salt and hing. 

Once the powder is cool store in airtight containers and enjoy with rice/idly/dosa or with anything as I do.

Enjoy your day ...


  1. loved this podi..thanks for sharing this..I've another variation of this gun powder in my blog..posted yesterday..check it out when you get time...

  2. your version souds perfect..def be tryihng this...bookmarked..!

  3. Gun powder looks delicious. It is my favorite. I like your version.

  4. You know, I accidently threw away my husband's favorite gun powder in a cleaning binge. I think it is time to make some for him. Thank you for the recipe. :)

  5. Really good recipe, thanks for sharing dear..

  6. Wonderful recipe..looks so perfect...thanks for sharing

  7. I can have this podi with hot rice and ghee anytime of the day and also many days too.. heavenly..

  8. Never tried this podi so far,but the name is so familiar,looks n sounds good!

  9. This podi is sure going to enhance many curries Priti..thanks for sharing the recipe.
    hugs and smiles

  10. Such a flavourful and my favourite podi..I can eat with anything..

  11. Hey Priti - Podi looks wonderful - thanks for the mention on my page. Sorry I was traveling - could not reply earlier.

    This is one of the favorite podis in our place - get over while the fresh smell is still there! Glad you liked it too.

  12. Perfect version of gun powder. Liked it.

  13. Thanks for visting my blog..pls do visit again....

    Loved the podi recipe....

  14. Spicy and yummy Podi.. I am drooling for it now.

  15. Looks so yummy , love its wonderful texture ...

    - Smita

  16. Looks so yummy , love its wonderful texture ...

    - Smita

  17. My granny makes yummy podis... I made it only 1c.... nd when i realized its not getting emptied fast i never made it... but yeh sometimes i have a craving to eat it ;)

  18. podi luks perfect,like to have with dosa/idly...

  19. I just love this podi.. Bet you would have had a tastier breakfast.. Nice clicks


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