Dine with Danika


Spicy Seasame Garlic powder / Velluli Nuvulla Karam podi

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Lunch/Dinner

Few things in life are so special.Am writing this post while thousands of emotions are dancing in my heart merrily. However much you love your spouse and how much ever you enjoy in your home after marriage, nothing can beat the happiness that you get when you are at your HOME that you grew up in.


Today’s post is about a aromatic and home made spice powder made with sesame seeds. Am bored of telling about how much we Telugu people are obsessed to these home made spice powders and can finish a meal with just one of these and hot steaming rice.

Nuvvula Karam Podi, a mouth-watering and delightful powder made with sesame seeds, garlic and red chilli.

Nuvvula Karam Podi mixed with Hot rice & Ghee is the amazing combination. It tastes best with Idli's & Dosas too.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Quantity: Serves 2


  • Nuvvulu/ Sesame seeds : 1 cup
  • Endu mirchi/Dry Red chilli  : 15
  • Jeelakarra/Cumin seeds : 2 spoons
  • Vellulli rebbalu/garlic pods : 10
  • Pasupu/Turmeric : 1/4 spoon
  • Uppu/Salt

Preparation method

Roast sesame seeds till golden brown and fully roasted. Keep stirring while roasting to avoid it getting overburnt.

Take off the flame and leave it to cool.

In the smae pan add the red chillies, garlic pods and jeera. Fry till they darken without getting burnt. Take off the flame and leave to cool.

Grind the sesame seeds, red chillies,garlic pods, jeera, turmeric and salt asafoetida and salt till well blended.


Do not over grind as the sesame seeds will let out oil and the whole mixture will get lumpy instead of having a nice powdery consistency. Just one pulse of the machine should do it.

Serve with hot rice and ghee poured generously over.