Thursday 8 May 2014

Sennakunni Idly Podi/Chennakunni Podi/Sennang Kunni Idly Podi/Dried Shrimps Idli Podi

Sennakunni/Sennangkunni/Sennagunni are tiny dried shrimps, we Pondicherrians makes a delicious idly podi with these sun dried shrimps. They tastes excellent with hot steaming idlies and definitely along with crispy dosas. Just mix them with gingelly oil and enjoy it with idlies.Dried shrimps, dry roasted in low flame grounded with other dry roasted dals and red chillies makes this delicious flavourful spice powder. I have pampered with this podi since ages and we love it to the core. Sennakunni podi have its important place in our cuisine,this podi was shared among the family from the old peoples to the younger ones. Obviously some recipes may varies depending upon the spices but still if its sennakunni podi its goes definitely for dried tiny shrimps we get easily from fish markets along with dried fishes.

If you love shrimps very much like le, this spice powder is for you, we also make a simple spice powder with this dried shrimps to have with rice, will share it soon.If you get tiny dried shrimps,dont forget to make this super delicious spice powder.This podi is going to be a part of Friendship 5 Series an event by Geetha and Savitha.

1cup Sennakunni/Chennakunni/Dried Tiny Shrimps
1/2cup Urad dal
1/4cup Channadal
1/4cup Roasted Gram (pottukadalai)
1tsp Peppercorns
6-8nos Dry red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves

Dry roast the dried shrimps in low flame until they turns slightly brown.

Dry roast the urad dal, channadal,peppercorns and dry red chillies in simmer until the dals turns golden brown.

Dry roast the curry leaves, remove it and add the asafoetida powder, fry it.

Let everything gets cool.

Grind it bit coarse powder with enough salt.

Conserve in an air tightened box.

Enjoy with idlies or dosas mixed with oil.


Anonymous said...

hi, how long we can store this powder?

Unknown said...

super podi.. my pondy friends used to bring to hostel... we enjoy it with idly dosa :))


Never thought there is a non-veg idly podi...romba superb....

Fullscoops said...

This looks good! Something new to me!

Priya Suresh said...

Its stays for a month or more,if they are conserved properly..Hope this helps..

mullaimadavan said...

Super Priya, my MIL used to make these... will be very tasty with Idlis! BTW, where did u find dry prawns??

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

I once made a chutney with dried shrimp. that was so super delicious. this looks great as well.

Anitha said...

Super... Whenever we visit India my MIL used to make and pack for us...

Unknown said...

i already a mad lover of it know i got it how to make this ,i am from pondy