Nalla Kharam – Spicy Podi for Idli, Dosa or Rice!

Think of a spicy accompaniment for Idli or Dosa, and most people think of the traditional, Khara Podi (aka Molaga Podi). My favourite, however, is Andhra Nalla Kharam; a name which literally means Black Chilly Powder. 🙂 The relatively bland Idli or Dosa serves as the perfect vehicle to enjoy this absolutely

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Khara Podi, Molaga Podi, or Idli Chutney Powder – 1

Molaga Podi, Khara Podi, or Idli Chutney Podi is a staple in most South Indian homes and a subject of intense fascination for non-South Indians. For as long as I can remember, all my non-South Indian friends want me to get them Idli with Chutney Powder or the Coconut Chutney.

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