Nalla Karam Podi ~ Andhra Fashion
Nalla Karam Podi
Nalla Karam actually interprets to ‘Black chili powder’ in Telugu. Andhra delicacies boasts of a variety of spiced powders like gun powder aka kandi podi, karam podi, sesame seeds powder, dry coconut powder and curry leaves powder. It’s much like Karam podi but completely different when it comes to appears to be like, texture and taste. Every dwelling has its personal model of podis and through the years we’ve got been making an attempt out varied permutations and mixtures making an attempt to attain that ‘good podi’.
Dry roasted spices able to be floor
Crimson chilis which might be gradual roasted to a darkish shade, roasted curry leaves and black gram dal with husk are the primary components which give the podi its darkish shade. Coriander seeds, tamarind and uncooked garlic give the podi a beautiful texture and taste. I like the flavour of uncooked garlic that’s blended effectively into the roasted components. It enhances the flavour of Nalla Karam by leaps and bounds. This podi is greatest served with sizzling steamed rice and a dollop of ghee or gingelly oil. It additionally makes for a tasty facet with idli. Liberally sprinkle the podi on the nice and cozy idlis, drizzle some gingelly oil or ghee and relish. 🙂
Idli sprinkled with Andhra Nalla Karam and Gingelly oil