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Postpartum recipe: Angaya podi

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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.