Whenever we talk about foods of southern India, like idli, dosa, sambhar and more, podi remains an integral part of it. Podi is basically the chutney or as they call 'gunpowder' adds flavour to the dishes. There are several varieties of podi in different states of southern India; however, the traditional recipe of podi/pudi doesn't differ much from state to state. It is basically a powdered version of spices, lentils and seeds like sesame, which are roasted and coarsely ground. Podi is generally eaten with ghee and rice or akki roti. It is also used in dosas and idlis. Some even use this chutney in upma for adding an extra flavour to it.
In most of the homes in southern part of India, this chutney is made at home and stored in airtight glass container. One must remember it should never be kept in refrigerator.
Podi can be made with several twists. On that note, here we bring you a podi recipe that will add flavour and taste to your weight loss trail. Food Vlogger Archana, on her YouTube Channel, shared 'Peanut Chutney Podi' recipe, which is all about health and goodness. As the name says, the main ingredient of this recipe is peanut, which aids in weight management. It is rich in fibre, protein and healthy fats and keeps you full for a longer time, decreasing the weird-time hunger pangs. It also helps in keeping the heart healthy with its high levels of monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats content. Other than peanuts, all that is needed for this quick and simple recipe are red chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves, garlic, tamarind and salt.
Now, it you feel bored with your regular diet, add this peanut podi to it and turn a simple food flavourful.
Watch: Recipe Of Peanut Chutney Podi: