Friday, August 26, 2011

Sontti Podi - Dry Ginger Powder- Healthy Powder

Sontti Podi - Dry Ginger Powder

Sontti-Podi (Dry Ginger- Powder) is a traditional healthy powder in almost all homes in Andhra Pradesh.But there are some variations in each and every home.
This variation has been handed down to me from my mothers home as a traditional home secret. 
Usually it is served to girls of the family post-delivery for the first 10 days.It is served with hot rice and some Ghee (clarified butter); as medicine as the first portion of the meal. 
Then any easily digested vegetables and rasam etc.are served.
Anyway it is good for digestion, as a cure against cough and cold.

Ingredients for Sonti Podi(Dry-Ginger Powder)
  1. Sonti  (Dry Ginger)             200g
  2. Cumin seeds                       1 table spoon
  3. Garlic pods                         3
  4. Salt                                    1 table spoon
  1. Heat a non-stick pan in a medium flame fry Sonti pieces(Dry ginger) for 4 to 5 min.until these pieces has blow double their size.
  2. Now add Cumin seeds and Garlic pods and fry for 2min.
  3. Turn off the flame and keep aside to become cool.
  4. After they become cool take this fried mix and salt  in a mixer grinder.Grind well till fine powder.(It usually has a grassy texture)
  5. Take sieve strainer and sieve this powder in wide plate or news paper
  6. Now store it  in clean container
  7. Serve with plain 2 big spoons of hot rice and topping with 1 table spoon of ghee.
  8. It can be served with plain roti topping with ghee.

Fried ginger pieces in mixer grinder

Sieve Sontti  podi (Sieve fine Dry ginger powder)

Fine powdered Sontti Podi (Dry Ginger)  in clean Container

I am sending this recipe to simplyfood

I am sending this to vardhini


  1. Lovely to see home made spice. Do send it to flavours of south India event

  2. sure its healthy powder, this is a great post..

  3. I am big fan of sonti podi...I have a big batch at home right now!...good for cold and it with rice and drop of neyi!

  4. Excellent looking podi dear. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. New to me but it is useful and healthy!

  6. Such a healthy podi, excellent..

  7. Healthy podi!!! would love it woth buttermilk too :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Nice podi...never tasted this...

  9. What a lovely traditional ginger goodness! During our birth confinement we do eat a lot of ginger. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Healthy powder love the goodness of ginger, we do take during and after pregnancy

  11. Great podi! ginger is such a fragrant and flavourful spice - LOVE it!!

  12. Healthy and tempting podi.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

  13. A handy powder, I always take this from my FIL who has astock of all sorts of these kid of powders!

  14. Gracias por compartirlo, Rani. Me encanta la cocina hindĂș! Saludos.

  15. i am going to try this one soon...first time here and glad to follow you...hope you will too

  16. Rani,
    Nice post... Wonderful recipe.
    Thank you for sharing!



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