Andhra Kobbari Kaaram | Spicy Coconut Powder | Kobbari Kaaram Podi

Kobbari Karam(Coconut Powder/Podi) is a mild spice powder made of roasted coconut and dried red chillies as main ingredients .It is a unique Andhra style accompaniment for the traditional breakfast like Idly/dosa.Or if you don’t have time to cook up something for you on a lonely afternoon, throw up few rice grains in the electric rice cooker and set some ghee. Your meal is ready. It tastes equally wholesome with just plain rice too. And if you have some sexy brinjals at home this podi can take the curry to a different state when in you might see a heaven. So this is it..It’s a multipurpose essential that should be available in your pantry all the time to rescue you. It also requires just few ingredients and cane make a great replacement for regular chutneys and can save lot of time in your busy mornings..

This Kobbari Karam aka Coconut Chilli powder often reminds me my lovely grandmother who is a great cook I have known ever.,She makes everything with lots of love and used to wait for us to come for holidays..

My dear Nanamma.. నువ్వు ఎక్కడ ఉన్నా... నీ జ్ఞాపకాలు  గుండె ని వీడి పొవు... ..I love you so much and I dedicate all my cooking skills to you..<3 u..
I have a multi-purpose curry powder recipe too which can be used to serve as side dish for idly/dosa..Take a look here 

Takes 30 min; Makes 500 gms
  1. Dried Coconut grated – 400 gms
  2. Dried Red Chillies – 15 or 75 gms
  3. Garlic – 1
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

  • Take and pan and dry roast the red chillies until they are mildly hot .Make sure not to burn the chillies. If interested add a tbsp. of oil for frying but I like the dry version.
  • Remove them to a plate and cool down. Meanwhile dry roast the cumin seeds as well.
  • Take chillies, cumin into a mixer jar and add some salt. Give a round of mix and you can see the chillies forming into coarse powder.
  • Add the grated dried coconut and garlic pods and grind it again to coarse powder.
  • You should not make it into fine powder as the coarse texture is the uniqueness of this Kobbari Karam.

If you ever try this recipe please consider sending me the feedback!
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  1. I simply love this spicy n flavorful powder!!! And that's something I luv the most about South cuisine :)

    1. Welcome to SIRISFOOD Shruthi..
      Yeah ofcourse the most famous spot for spicy foods:)

  2. interesting recipe,and sure it is so aromatic...
    love this little container,at first I thought you have taken the photos with mirror image...:)

  3. Like your cute Jar and the colour of the powder. We used to prepare in the same way with urad dal and channadal. Grandmas are always great as you said. she is my role model when it comes to cooking...

  4. Delicious kobbari kaaram Sireesha.

  5. wow its sounds great and love the cute jar Siree... Superb clicks...

  6. lovely Clicks Siri....

  7. lovely clicks and spicy podi i love it sri

  8. very unique and flavourful taste siri...

  9. Superb clicks n just love the recipe

  10. amazing clicks+authentic recipes = your lovely blog,thanks for sharing :-)

  11. Simple & yummy recipe dear.. Love them anytime, esp with rice gruel !

  12. ohh..this is the answer ah? the pic u share on FB page, now i got :)
    podi sounds so flavorful and delicious....can't wait to try...beautiful pics that pretty jar too :)

  13. so cute lass jar n spicy powder.even i love it vth hot nanama ante nakuda chala ishtam..

  14. wonderful recipe...looks delicious

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  16. so nice click.I love it very much hubbys fav its been a long time since I made to do again lovely color dear

  17. Andhra Kobbari karam.i love this recipe.this is best combination for white rice along with Dal . this is very tasty. really i am getting water in my mouth by seeing this. thanks for sharing.

  18. Enjoy the true andhra taste anil

  19. Beautiful Clicks....this is similar to the dry lasun chutney we it. Looking inviting

  20. Clicks are amazing, flavorful and yummy podi,thanks for sharing


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