Diwali Recipes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kobbari Karam | Endu Kobbari Podi | Spicy Coconut Powder

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Kobbari Karam is a very simple spice powder which we eat with hot rice and ghee.The sweetness of dry coconut when combined with spicyness and a hint of garlic makes it very tasty.Making this powder is like a breeze as there is hardly any cooking,all you need to do is fry the red chillies and grind with rest of the ingredients.The only tedious task is to grate the dry coconut,it would be lot easier if you have a helping hand or if you are lazy to do you can even cut into tiny slices.
The recipe I posted has a strong taste of dry coconut as it is the core ingredient and also has a coarse texture of tiny coconut bites the way which we like.If you want a fine texture you can add fried gram(putnala pappu) or roasted urad and chana dal while grinding which adds a better texture.Read the notes for more details and adapt the recipe according to your convenience.
Kobbari Karam Recipe:
(makes 1 1/2 cup)
shelf life: 1 month

2 cups grated dry Coconut(kopra)
5-6 Red chillies(based on the spicyness)
4-5 Byadige Red chillies(for color)
4-5 Garlic pods
Salt to taste
  • Dry roast red chillies for a minute until they are warm and crisp.You can even fry them in 1/2 tsp oil.Cool them.

  • Grind red chillies with salt to a powder and then add grated coconut and garlic pods and run again to a coarse powder.Do not run for long time,we need a coarse powder not fine powder.
  • Store it in air tight container.
Serve it with hot rice and ghee.
You can even serve it with idli/dosa or you can even sprinkle this on vegetable stir fries like ladies finger,brinjal,potato,tindora etc.

  1. You can add 1/2 cup of fried gram(roasted chana dal/putnala pappu) while grinding the grated coconut which adds a fine texture to the powder.
  2. Alternatively you can fry 1/4 th cup of urad dal and chana dal each in a tsp of oil separately and grind it with red chillies and salt and proceed with the same.This version is apt to be served with idli/dosa.
  3. You can add the chillies according to your spice levels.
  4. Do not add more garlic pods as it will change the flavor.


LG said...

I just love this! This reminds me to stock up my podis at home :D

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I have never had this but it sounds really yumm.

Sobha Shyam said...

sure a flavourful podi :)

Recipe world said...

Wow, flavorful podi..nice recipe too :)

Ez Cookbook said...

lovely podi ...perfect versatile podi...following you
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Lubna Karim said...

One of the simple podi...pics are indulging...

Priya said...

Super irresistible podi,love to have with anything.

Gayathri NG said...

flavorful and yummy podi, perfect with hot rice and ghee..,

Jayasri Ravi said...

Lovely clicks parthy as always, i make it without garlic, i will do your way, my H would love this.

Spice up the Curry said...

really spicy and flavorful powder recipe

anusha praveen said...

prathy how long does this powder keep? nice recipe such a breather from the usual powders

Prathibha said...

@Anusha..You can store this powder easily for a month,if you refrigerate you can even keep for 2-3 months.

Prathima Rao said...

Aromatic podi :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious coconut powder, love to have with my rice

Srimathi said...

Everytime I see a recipe for coconut podi, I will think I will make it this time and I never make it. I love the texture of your coconut powder. I will try making it soon. Thanks for sharing.

cookingvarieties said...

hi prathiba, wow! first time i come across this recipe, so simple yet so tasty/ bookmarked with thanks. ove rhere we can buy ready grated coconut. have a nice day.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful color, amazing clicks


Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

What a coincidence I just made kobbari kaaram this evening :) amazing flavor!!

Chitra said...

I too wanted to try a chutney podi for long time. bookmarked ur version sounds good//

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks very tempting. Love ur clicks. Superb.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

We usually have this as a chutney .. love the spicy flavours

Rachana said...

A very delicious powder. The pics are lovely.

Satya said...

i love kobbari karam ,my mom used to make this...thanks for sharing

Gayathri Anand said...

Love this a lot ...too tempting ..looks yummy

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