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Vepampoo Podi | Neem Flowers Powder

Vepampoo Podi | Neem Flowers Powder
Vepampoo Podi | Neem Flowers Powder
Festivals are over and its time to get back to healthy eating. While there are so many healthy recipes, here is one recipe which I can suggest to remove all gastric and tummy issues!!!! . Today’s post is about “Vepampoo Podi" or Neem Flowers Powder

Vepampoo Podi or Neem Flowers Powder is made from roasted cumin seeds, urad dhal, chili & neem flowers. A small cup of vepampoo podi rice in your diet would do wonders.

Neem has a lot of health benefits and I am very particular in including it in my diet regularly. Being in a place where neem tree or its products are not easy to get on a daily basis, I prefer to use more of neem flowers as they stay for longer time.  We get them in Little India market, however it is not possible to go there every day.

I generally make Vepampoo Podi in batches and will finish within a week. Beyond a week the spiciness in the podi reduces. When you are adding in rice for kids, make sure to add a dollop of ghee!!

Vepampoo Podi | Neem Flowers Powder

Check out my other recipes with neem :
Vepampoo Podi
Preparation Time –5mins | Cooking Time : 8 mins | Cooling time: 10 mins
Yields – ½ cup| Equipment : Mixie,gas | Gas: low
Neem flowers – 1 cup
Chili – 4
Urad dhal – 1 tblsp
Jeera/Cumin – 1 tblsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
Salt – as needed
Hing powder – generous pinch
1 tsp = 5ml
1 tblsp – 15 ml
1 cup = 237 ml
Vepampoo Podi | Neem Flowers Powder

1.       Take a pan, add ghee & hing.
2.       Once the hing powder is cooked, add urad dhal, chili. Cook until light brown.
3.       Add cumin powder and saute for a minute.

4.       Add neem flowers,salt and cook until a good aroma comes out.

5.       Cool down until it comes to room temperature.

6.       Powder it and store in an airtight container.

Serve with hot rice.

- Ghee can be replaced with olive oil to make it healthier.
- Adjust chili’s . 4 mentioned above is perfect for adults but might be spicy for kids.

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