Thursday, June 26, 2014

Methi Powder | Menthi Podi | How to Make Methi Powder

Methi Powder / Menthi podi is a very essential kitchen basic & at home it is one of ingredients I use on a daily basis. This powder comes handy & can be added to pickle's, rasam, dal & some chutney's that go well with it. 
Methi Powder is made of slightly fried Methi seeds or Menthulu, which are later grind to a smooth powder. Quantity of adding this powder changes from one recipe to other. This powder is bitter to taste & when mixed with other dishes it totally adds a unique flavor, while the bitter taste just disappears. 
Apart from cooking, this powder has numerous health benefits to it. You can use it as a face & hair mask & results are amazingly good. 

1/4Cup methi seeds {Menthulu}
- Heat a pan with methi seeds. 
- Dry roast them for few minutes or until they change their color to little dark brown.
- Switch off heat & allow them to cool completely. 
- Grind them to a smooth powder. 
- Store it in a air tight container & it stays good for 1month. 


  1. Love this. I usually make this and use it when I make pulissery..

  2. a must have in all Indian kitchen!!!.. I too have this bottled :)

  3. wonderful powder works grt for diabetic patients..

  4. Love the aroma.......thanks for sharing!!

  5. healthy powder.. nice back to basic post

  6. I too make my own batch at home,useful post dear :)