September 24, 2007

Sarina Pudi / Menasina Pudi

Karnataka, by itself is a gourmet's delight with its vast variety of eateries and a typical platter would include - Rice, Kosambari, Pickles, Palyas, Baaths, Rasam, Sambhar and buttermilk served beautifully on a plaintain leaf. Likewise, the chutney pudis, rasam and sambhar pudis are also a part and parcel of a typical kannadiga cuisine.
The Sarina pudi or Menasina pudi is typically used for gojjus, palyas and for saaru. This pudi is exclusively for Ashaji's RCI:Karnataka Event.


Coriander seeds - 250 gms.
Red chillies - 100 gms
Cumin seeds - 50 gms
Fenugreek seeds - 25 gms
Mustard seeds - 25 gms
Pepper corns - 25 gms
Hing - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - for roasting


1. With little oil roast the coriander seeds and red chillies.
2. Then dry roast the remaining ingredients except hing. Make sure that they are not burnt.
3. Finally, add hing. Now, mix all these and Grind them to fine powder.

Note that the ratio of the spices may be varied according to one's taste.

Tip: To retain the freshness of pudis for a long time, store them in an air-tight container in freezer...:)


  1. I can smell the fresh flavour :)
    I would love it with idly or dosa...

  2. Now teach us some recipes with this podi.

  3. Nice pudis siri! Karnataka cuisine has a distinct flavour!:))

  4. Ooh! Lovely! You can never have enough types of Saarin pudi.Thank you Siri!:))

  5. The podi looks fresh....I can almost smell it here :-)
    Hey great...So u are Kavita's friend...Great...We both were batchmates in Engg....:-)
    So,where do u stay now..?

  6. Really looks fresh siri! great entry to lovely event. Thanks for sharing.

  7. @ Cinnamon: Thanks dear and I made this pudi for the first time esp for RCI: Karnataka Event. and I am so happy that it came out well.

    @ Suganya: I will definitely post some recipes with this pudi dear.

    @ Lathaji, Ashaji: I am glad that u liked the pudi.

    @ Sirisha: thanks for dropping by sirisha. I know Kavitha very well. Ya, she told me that u were batchmates.. :D

    @ Jyothi: thanks dear ...:)

  8. Lovely recipe it looks very delicious yum! :)

  9. Wow! another kind of podi!! Im bookmarking this!

  10. @ Jeena, Padma, Dee: Thanks gurls for appreciating and believe me: this podi is worth a try and u will love it..:D

  11. A handy powder Siri. Lovely entry. Viji

  12. Indeed a handy powder Viji, Do try it some time..:D

  13. This sounds so much nicer than the rasam powder I have in the freezer -- I will have to try. It has a beautiful color too! Saaru is similar to rasam yes? Lots of nice recipes here, Siri. I will be back to read more :)

  14. @ Linda: Ya linda, Saaru is nothing but rasam.. do try this podi dear.. It goes with almost all curry, saarus, gojjus or palyas.. It gives a nice flavor to every dish its added to. Glad u liked my blog..Do visit again..:)

  15. Lovely recipes and nice podi's..


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