September 9, 2013

Godhi Chutneypudi | Wholewheat Spice Powder | Condiment recipes

Bangalore Chutneypudi (dry chutney powder – spice powder) is integral to those from Bangalore. The spice powder or condiment which is so versatile that can be mixed with either rice or had with Chapathi / idli / dosa / akki rotti (rice cakes).. For me and my sister, the version made by grandmom was heaven indeed, which passed down to me through mom and published here. And then I didn’t think too much of it, till I stumbled upon this wonderfully aromatic and proteinicious Godhi Chutneypudi made out of wholewheat (Godhi in Kannada is Wholewheat).

S and me loved it a lot (the former still getting accustomed to Kannada food on his plate and palate), although it was a lil spicy for my elder daughter, and she decided she was not going to taste it after all. The younger daughter, still a toddler was amused by all the excitement at the dining table and wondered what the commotion was all about J.. We would surely make this often, and even use as a side dish with Idlis and Dosas.

For all those spice lovers, this is surely going to be a hit. Mix with hot, steaming rice and ghee / sesame oil. And Slurp ! This is a wonderful condiment to add to your spice mix repertoire. Sending to BM # 32 under Alphabet "G"

Prep time : 15 mins | Dry roasting time : 10 mins | Makes : approx 400 gm of Dry Spice powder

Aromatic powder made from wholewheat & spices


  • Wholewheat – 1.5 cups
  • Whole Red chillies – 7 ( I used 5 normal red chillies and 2 Kashmiri variety)
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Jaggery powder – 2 TBSP
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp (optional – but I used)
  • Dry Coconut grated (Copra) – 1 cup ( I used approx ¾ cup)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Tamarind powder – 1 tsp (else use 1 very small roundel of tamarind)

In a medium hot pan, dry roast the whole wheat in batches on a medium heat till a lovely nutty aroma wafts out (approx 8-10 mins) . You may also microwave it for 6 mins (stopping every 1 min).  Transfer to a plate.
Roast the dry coconut for just 1 min till it turns warm (Warning – dry coconut burns very fast, so please pay attention!). Cool
Add ½ tsp of oil. Roast the chillies, fenugreek seeds, tamarind on a low flame till the tamarind is slightly roasted and gets crusty and the chillies coat with oil. Transfer to a plate.
Now add the remaining oil and slightly fry the curry leaves springs till they get crispy. Transfer.
Let all the ingredients come to room temperature.
Grind the wheatgrains first to a smooth powder (I like it slightly coarse). Transfer to a large bowl or dry plate – powder 1
Then grind the rest of the ingredients including salt, but except dry coconut to a powder. Mix this powder into the wholewheat meal – powder 2
Now at the end just grind the roasted dry coconut (this is ground separately as dry coconut leaves oil when ground too fine) for just 10-20 secs. You should end with a coarse powder – powder 3
Mix all three powders. Check for salt and spices.
Store in an airtight container, and use as required.

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  1. Nice aromatic and healthy podi.

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  3. Very interesting chutney podi, unfortunately i dont have whole wheat grains at home.

  4. interesting recipe,never heard of it.

  5. very interesting banglore chutney podi :)

  6. This is rather interesting..Never heard of a wheat spice powder..would love to try some.

  7. I love it so nice flavorful and perfect for variety rice mix.

  8. Never tried using whole wheat in spice powder. It looks very nice...

  9. Never done with wheat flour Kalyani..surely must try!

  10. Very interesting..never used wheat for masala powder!

  11. Lovely new addition to my chutney podis. Wheat in podi is new to me.

  12. I am a huge fan of chutney podi and always stock a few varieties. This one is new to me and am going to make this tomorrow as I have all the ingredients ready. Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Yummy and unique podi recipe

  14. Interesting powder.. Never heard a powder with wheat.. :)

  15. Never thought of making podi with wheat very very intresting. Bookmarking this.

  16. Lovely! never heard of spice powder with wheat...Sound delicious!

  17. Very Interesting pudi.I have eaten the menthya hittu where it contains wheat as one of the ingredients but never heard about this chutney pudi where wheat is the star ingredient.

  18. Very interesting Never knew about godi chutney podi. sure to try this

  19. Never had/heard about this before...sounds good!

  20. I used to make chutneypudi only with chana dals and urid dal this one looks as tasty . Bookmarking it

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