Koora Podi (Curry Powder) or Andhra Curry Powder

Needless to mention the name itself tells the purpose of this powder. This powder can be used for various curries like “gutti vankaya Koora” (stuffed bringal curry) for stuffing, bhendi curry, ridge gourd curry and even for fries.


Chana dal: 2 cups

Urad dal: 1 cup

Coriander seeds: 1 1/2 cup

Red chilli: 10 nos.

Jeera: 1/2 cup (optional)

Method of preparation:

1. Dry roast all the ingredients separately till they turn into golden brown colour and lastly mix them together and fry for a moment.Koora Podi1

2. Fry red chillies for a minute.

3. Transfer them into a plate and allow to cool down to room temperature.Koora Podi2

4. Take a mixer grinder and powder them into a fine to medium coarse powder, transfer to a plate and allow it to cool to room temperature.Koora Podi3

5. Transfer the powder into an airtight container and can be used for 2 months.Koora Podi4


1.This powder can be used for bhendi fry, gherkin (dondakaya  fry, aloo fry etc. just add 2 tsp of the powder at end of cooking.
2. If you want to try variation just add the spices like garlic, cinnamon and copra powder along with curry powder.

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