Homemade pepper powder, milagu podi
Homemade pepper powder – pepper powder adds spice and subtle flavor to the dish. All you do is dry the peppercorns and grind it to a fine powder.
We use pepper powder mostly in day to day cooking. Pepper powder has many names like kali mirch powder, kali miri powder etc. I use homemade pepper powder a lot in my recipes.
Usually, I grind them once a month and store it in an airtight container. As peppercorns are dry, making pepper powder at home is a very simple and easy task. Also you can be very confident that homemade pepper powder will not have tiny sticks or stones it it. Homemade pepper powder is unadulterated and more aromatic than the store-bought ones. Having said that, come lets learn to make pepper powder at home.
If you are looking for other homemade recipes, then you might try:
garam masala powder
ghee from butter
ginger garlic paste
bajji, bonda and pakora mix
kuzhambu milagai powder/chilli powder
urad dal flour
How to make pepper powder or milagu podi at home:
1. Heat a pan and then dry roast peppercorns until it turns little light brown. This may take about 1 to 2 minutes. Switch off and let it cool down completely.
2. Once it cool down, transfer it to a blender and grind until smooth. Once it cools down, transfer it to a clean and dry airtight container.
Now, black pepper powder is ready! Store it in an airtight container.
- Make sure you use dry spoon when you handle the pepper powder.
- You can also sun dry the peppercorns until it gets roasted well. Then grind it using a blender. When you sun dry, you can avoid roasting it in a pan.
Few benefits of peppercorns
- Excellent source of manganese, iron and vitamin K.
- Improves digestion, sore throat and also congestion.
- Helps producing sweat in the body and also for smooth urination.
- Helps to cure vitiligo and fight against infection and insect bites.
- Helps to prevent ear infection and gangrene.