Kobbari Karam/ Coconut spice powder is a podi/powder that is versatile and goes well with rice, South Indian breakfasts or in vegetable fries. It’s a simple to make podi with minimal ingredients yet tastes delicious.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Makes : 500 grams of podi


Dry coconut: 400 grams grated

Dry red chillies : 15

Jeera/Cumin seeds : 2 tablespoons

Garlic : 10 pods leave the skins

Salt to taste


In a pan dry roast the red chillies for 3 minutes. The chillies should be mildly hot.

Transfer them to a plate to cool and dry roast cumin seeds for 1 minute.

Take the chillies and cumin seeds into a mixer jar and coarse blend. Add grated coconut, salt, garlic pods and coarse blend.

Save the karam in an airtight container.