Monday, May 28, 2018

Thanjavur Style Milagu Jeeraga Podi | Ancient Healing Spice Mix Recipe from Tanjore | Pepper Cumin Powder | Gluten Free and Vegan

Milagu Jeera Podi

Hi Supermoms,

Peppercorns and Cumin seeds are two main ingredients we use in our everyday cooking . They have so many healing properties and are used as medicine in Ayurveda. 

The Milagu Jeeraga Podi is a  great detox powder and is usually enjoyed as the first course in our meal along with rice and hot ghee. You will feel an instant warmth inside and will have an increased appetite. 

I learnt to make this powder from my MIL ( Mother-in -law) and have been doing it regularly for the past two decades. Be it after long travels or  during upset stomach, this podi is the  natural medicine . 

After heavy birthday party treats, I craved for this Milagu Jeeragu Podi yesterday and made a  fresh batch. This time, I wanted to share the recipe with all of you. 

A handy recipe that requires just 3 ingredients - Peppercorns (Milagu), Cumin seeds (Jeera) and salt. 

Thanjavur Style Milagu Jeeraga Podi

Recipe Courtesy : Mrs. Prema

Thanjavur Style Milagu Jeeraga Podi :

Preparation time : 2 minutes
Cooking time : 5-7 minutes
Storage : Keeps good for upto 2 months 
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

1/3 cup peppercorns / milagu/ kali mirch sabut
1/2 cup cumin seeds /jeera 
3/4 teaspoon rock salt  ( adjust) 

Method :

1. Heat a small kadai/wok and add the peppercorns and cumin seeds.
2. Dry roast them over low flame till they turn fragrant.
3. Transfer them to the jar of a mixer.
4. Add salt and grind them into a fine powder.
5. Once completely cool, transfer them to a clean, dry, odour free , air tight jar.

Your Milagu Jeeraga Podi is now ready !

How to eat the Milagu Jeeraga Podi  :

1. Serve a small portion of hot rice on to the serving plate.
2. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the Milagu Jeeraga Podi.
3. Heat 2 teaspoons of ghee in a ladle and pour it over the podi.
4. Mix well and enjoy the Milagu Jeeraga Podi. 

Thanjavur Style Milagu Jeeraga Podi

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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