Postpartum recipe: Angaya podi

This is a recipe for a powder called as Angaya podi in tamil. This is very useful for the post partum period as well as for lactation. Like Garlic kozhambu, this is also good for digestion and bloating.


Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Dried red chiies-4
Sundaikai Vathal(Dried turkey berries)-1 tbsp
Manathakkali Vathal(Solanum Nigrum)-1 tbsp
Coriander seeds- 1 tbsp
Veppem poo (Dried neem flowers)-1 tbsp
Sukku powder(Dried Ginger)-1 tbsp
Omam(Ajwain seeds)- 1 tbsp
Black pepper- 1 tbsp
Curry leaves- 2 tsp
Salt- 1.5 tsp


Roast all ingredients separately till golden brown in color(except salt). Let it cool and blend them together to a fine powder with salt.

Add 1/4 tsp of this powder to a ladleful of hot rice, topped with ghee(both are must). You can eat it as it is or like a starter course before lunch every day.

This powder with hot rice can also be a remedy for nausea. The aroma of this powder itself is very refreshing and since the taste is so different from the usual powders(this rice will be a combination of salty- bitter-tangy-spicy), you’ll gobble it up instead of nibbling :)

This powder can also be used to increase appetite feeling and not just categorized for postpartum alone.

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9 Comments to “Postpartum recipe: Angaya podi”

  1. panchpakwan says:

    This is new to me..thx for sharing.

  2. Priya says:

    Mom prepared me this podi after my last son’s delivery, how healthy this podi na..take care sis..

  3. Suman Singh says:

    This is something new to me..sounds interesting..great recipe..thanks for sharing! I hope you doing great!

  4. Very new recipe, sounds good even on a normal day :)

  5. sushma says:

    V new podi must be spicy and useful recipe as well :)

  6. Cham says:

    Didn’t know about this podi, very interesting with sundakkai/manathakali vathal!

  7. Healthy podi and superb clicks. I remember it can replace albendazole capsules if given regularly for kids.

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