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10 in 1 Marundhu Podi

10_ in_1_Marundhu_Podi_1 During monsoon season, very often we may suffer from common cold. At times we may have digestion related stomach disorders like accumulation of gas, un-easiness in stomach (vomiting sensation), frequent motion with pain in stomach.

Here is 10 in 1 Marundhu Podi to get relief. This can be prepared easily with items commonly available at home. Half a tea spoon of this powder taken with rice or buttermilk twice a day gives much relief (this powder may be used for treating adults and is not recommended to treat infants and children).

‘Marundhu’ is a common Tamil word for ‘medicine’ and ‘powder’ is known as ‘podi’ in Tamil.


  • Black pepper – 1table spoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1table spoon
  • Coriander seeds – 1table spoon
  • Oregano (Omam in Tamil) – 1table spoon
  • Fenugreek seeds– 1table spoon
  • Dry neem flowers -1½ table spoon
  • Asafetida powder– ½ tea spoon
  • Dried ginger (Sukku in Tamil) – ½ inch piece
  • Curry leaves – ⅓ cup
  • Turkey berry dried (sundaikai vathal in Tamil) – 20 to 25 no
  • Salt – as per taste (black salt is preferable)

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  • Fry all the ingredients (except salt) in a dry pan separately.

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  • Mix all with salt and grind as a coarse powder.

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  • Now 10 in 1 Marundhu Podi is ready.

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  • How to use:
    • Mix ½ tea spoon powder and ½ tea spoon of sesame oil with steamed rice and eat twice a day.
    • Or mix ½ tea spoon powder with buttermilk and drink twice a day.


  • Above ingredients give approximately 50 to 100 gm of powder. Reduce the measure, if you need less quantity.
  • This powder may be slightly bitter in taste. Those who don’t like bitter taste, may reduce the quantity of fenugreek, neem flower and turkey berry.
  • This powder can be stored in a airtight container and used up to three months.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Priya September 1, 2010, 7:24 pm

    Very healthy podi, thanks for sharing with us..

  • susha September 12, 2010, 12:51 am


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