18 CHINTHA CHIGURU PODI

Chintha Chiguru / Tender Tamarind Leaves Powder/Podi.


Continuing with posting my powders/podi recipes with a very tasty and soury/tangy podi. Goes well with rice and or idli/dosas. Love what my mom makes with these leaves. Have already posted 2 rice dishes with Chintha Chiguru( Tender Tamarind Leaves) Rice Here and Here.

You can collect these tender tamarind leaves during this season or when available and then wash - dry them and use it later to make this podi/powder as well the rice dishes. This is how they make it at my home. You can adjust the addition of leaves according to the tanginess needed that is add more or less as per your requirement or families taste.

Red Chillies - 10(as spice needed)
Curry Leaves - 1 bunch
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp(powder)
Channa Dhal - 1/4 Cup
Urad Dhal - 1 cup
Garlic - 10 flakes
Tender Tamarind Leaves - 1 cup(Cleaned)
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed


Collect the leaves and remove them from the stem. Wash and pat dry.

Dry roast tamarind leaves, channa dhal and Urad dhal seperately till nice brown. Cool completely.

Heat oil in the same spoon and roast red chillies, garlic flakes,curry leaves and asafoetida. Remove and cool.


First remove the fried garlic and keep aside. Next add all the other ingredients and run the mixie/mixer/blender and powder first as fine as possible and once done add garlic and turn on the mixer for few more seconds.


18 comments/Reactions:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Never had this before...but recipe sounds very delicious....

Priti said...

New for me and looks yum ...with tamarind leaves it must be great

Chitra said...

my grandma used to add tamarind leaves and lime leaves to some of the chutney prepartions..it give a nice aroma... u podi sounds good and healthy,...

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Vishku said...

Hi,
This is new to me I will try to get it ...

srividhya Ravikumar said...

very new recipe looks great..

Chitra said...

Hmmm.very nice podi.must be tangy.can feel the taste :) nice post paddu
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Priya said...

Super flavourful and wonderful looking podi..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I am always in for any kind of podi! looks tempting!

Prathibha said...

Love to hv this wid hot rice n gheee..yummy

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwww... my fav podi recipe.. looks tangy and spicy.. thanks for sharing!!
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Reva said...

Wow... this is new. Never thought of making podi with tamarind leaves... sure it must be lovely:)thanks for sharing..
Reva

Kiran said...

Tangy and flavorful podi.Looks yum.

divya said...

yummy and delicious podi...

Nisha said...

Never heard of this recipe,bookmarking to try.

Abhilash Pillai said...

my friend Janardhanan once brought this from home. He lives in Kumbakonam. His mother prepared it. It did go well with idli.

Sadhana Valentina said...

New one dear...will give a try soon

aki said...

hai i tried ur ragi murukku recipe. me and my brother both loved it. how many days this chinta chiguru podi can be stored. plz tell .

Padma said...

Hi Aki.
Happy to hear that you all loved the murukku.
This podi can be stored in a air tight container for 2 - 3 weeks if adding garlic. If you are not then you can store for 1 - 2 months. If storing in a refrigerator, then upto few months(with or without garlic).
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Padma

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