Gun Powder -Milaga podi
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Author tamrapalli Yield No Value
Published Mar 30, 2008 Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Recipe Type Others Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Dall Standing Time 10 Minutes
Description: Spicy gun powder ,apart from pickles podis are another form of spicing up many dishes and the mother of all podis (powders) in South Indian Cooking is gunpowder by Tamrapali.Milaga podi is made with a perfect blend of spices using the red chilies, urad dal, chana dal, hing or asafoetida, black pepper and little rice.

Recipe of Gun Powder -Milaga podi

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Pepper Corns 1/2 Cup
Rice 1/2 Cup
Red Chilli(Whole) 8-10 Cup
Chana Dal 3/4 Cup
Urad Dal 3/4 Cup
Curry Leaves(optional) 1/2 Cup
Hing Pinch


1. Dry roast red chillies till they r cooked well .Add rice & chana dal to it & cook well.
 2. Add whole pepper & urad dal .Continuously stir it & cook on low heat till they get golden brown.
 3. Add curry leaves & hing, mix well.Switch off the flame but continue to stir.
 4. Allow it to cool down before blending.
 5, Put it into the blender & make it into a coarse powder.
 6.Add salt to taste & its ready to use ..

Recipe Tips

1.Due to dry roast of ingredients the shelf life of this powder is more. 2.Slow cooking is required .
Posted Mar 30, 2008

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Prabha Jun 8, 2011
Hi Chef,

Made the gun powder and it has turned too too spicy :( Dont knw wat to do now!!

Cook In Training Nov 21, 2010
This was a good recipe with layers of flavor. Only thing I would change is the qty of black pepper. It definitely overpowers the podi. I will reduce significantly next time. Curry leaves are a nice addition. Excellent video and explanations.

swapna May 7, 2010
please mocktail recipe

sunny Dec 2, 2009 receipy of gun powder

Veerender Garg May 25, 2009
Thanks a lot for providing such interesting recipes. We love to watch ur videos. But I have a compliant. In a lot of your videos, you do not tell how much quantity to be used. This is confusing as at times we end up adding more than required spices. So I would like to request you to Please mention a measure of the ingredients.
Thanks a lot

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