Thursday, April 10, 2014

Milagu seeraga podi / Pepper cumin powder

Milagu seeraga podi / cumin pepper powder is a flavourful powder that can be used in making of rasam, samba sadham, enhancing curries, omelette, sprinkle on boiled eggs etc. It is a multi purpose powder which adds awesome aroma and taste to the dish.

Milagu seeraga podi


Yields - 1 cup

      • 1/2 cup - Cumin seeds / seeragam
      • 1/2 cup - Peppercorns / milagu
      • 1/8 tsp - Asafoetida
      • Salt to taste (optional)

Milagu seeraga podi process

Preparation method:

  1. Heat a pan, add cumin seeds and peppercorns, saute until nice aroma comes. Set it aside.
  2. Transfer roasted cumin seeds and pepper in a mixer grinder, grind them along with asafoetida and salt to a coarse powder.
  3. Flavourful milagu seeraga podi is ready. Store it in airtight container and use it when needed.

Milagu seeraga podi


  • You can also roast cumin and peppercorn each separately and grind it together along with asafoetida.
  • I used to refrigerate any homemade masala powder for long term use. You can also store this powder in outside temperature.
  • Always make this powder in small batches rather than bulk.
  • Adding salt is completely optional, because you can add salt separately while making rice or rasam. 

Milagu seeraga podi


  1. During my initial stage of marriage, mom used to send this for me. Nice flavourful powder.


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