Authentic South Indian Chutney Powders by Southside Habits

Authentic South Indian Chutney Powders by Southside Habits

Are you a fan of South Indian cuisine? Then you must know about the delicious authentic chutney powders from Southside Habits that are an essential part of traditional South Indian meals which you can now buy online. Chutney powders, also known as chammanthi podi, are dry spice blends that are made with various ingredients like lentils, nuts, seeds, and spices. They are used as a condiment to flavor various dishes like rice, idli, dosa, and more.

In this blog, we will guide you through the process of making some of the most delicious South Indian chutney powders at home. Get ready to impress your taste buds with the authentic flavors of South India.

Ingredients to make Authentic South Indian Chutney powder

For the basic podi, you will need:

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 10-12 dried red chilies
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt


    1. Dry roast the urad dal and chana dal separately until they turn golden brown. Keep them aside.
    2. In the same pan, dry roast the sesame seeds until they start to pop. Keep them aside.
    3. In a pan, heat some oil and add dried red chilies. Roast them until they turn dark red in color. Keep them aside.
    4. In a blender or a mixer, add all the roasted ingredients, along with asafoetida and salt. Grind them until you get a fine powder.
    5. Transfer the powder to a container and store it in an airtight container.

    Variations of traditional Chutney powders or chammanthi podi

    Apart from the basic chammanthi podi, there are many variations of chutney powders that you can make at home. Here are some of the popular ones:

    • Chemeen chutney powder or Prawn Chutney Powder: Replace urad dal with prawns or shrimps and follow the same procedure.
    • Curry leaves chutney powder: Dry roast curry leaves along with urad dal and chana dal and follow the same procedure.
    • Garlic chutney powder: Add garlic cloves to the pan along with dried red chilies and roast them together. Follow the same procedure.
    • Dry Chilli Chutney Powder: Made from roasting dry red chillies with oil and spices to give you a spicy flavour

      Uses of Chutney powders from Southside Habits

      Chutney powders or chammanthi podis can be used as a condiment to flavor various dishes like rice, idli, dosa, and more. Here are some of the ways you can use them:

      • Sprinkle some chutney powder over steamed rice and mix it with ghee or oil.
      • Spread some chutney powder over a dosa or idli and serve it with coconut chutney.
      • Add some chutney powder to a vegetable stir-fry for an extra kick of flavor.

        South Indian chutney powders are a must-try if you are a fan of South Indian cuisine. They are easy to make at home and can be stored for a long time. With the basic recipe and variations, you can create a range of delicious chutney powders that will take your meals to the next level.

        Southside Habits is a brand that offers a range of authentic South Indian Chutney powders that can help you create delicious South Indian meals at home. Check out our link to order your favourite Chutney powders:


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