Monday, August 20, 2018

Spicy Coconut powder / Kobari podi / Kobari Karam (Low Carb, Keto friendly)

Hello all,
Been a long time I posted here. I was checking when I posted last and it was back in 2013. Wow! 5 years have gone by so fast. Anyways, a lot a happened in these 5 years majorly this year. I have changed my "way of eating" to low carb and keto. I mainly follow keto with intermittent fasting most of the days of the week. I have seen a lot of change in myself, but that would be a story for some other day! 
Since I am Indian and cannot stay away from Indian foods, what better than making it Indian keto! Yes I eat Indian most of the days and like to experiment with other cuisines as well.
So here we go! Starting my "back to blogging" with an easy low carb, keto friendly recipe called Coconut powder or kobari podi, without the addition of any dal, lentils or pappulu. But this is the way I always make it, my mom made it and this is the way I like it! So this recipe is not new to me but the realization that it's keto friendly has dawned on after I started the diet!

Coconut oil or dried coconut in some quantities can and should be added to our daily diet. Coconut has many nutritional benefits like Manganese, dietary fiber, copper( for production of blood cells, and selenium in major quantities.
Below are the nuritional facts for dried coconut. It has 6.3g Net carbs for 10g but remember we don't eat the whole 10g or and it has other ingredients added, which makes the Net carbs even lower. Remember when on a diet or trying to eat healthy, it's about what you eat and how much you eat.

So back to the recipe.

Ingredients -

1 1/2 cup dry dessicated coconut (unsweetened)
6-8 garlic pods (the more you add, the more garlicky it's going to be)
1 tbsp jeera or cumin seeds
20-25 dry red chili (the more you add, the more spicy it is, I like it spicy! If you want to tone it down or kick it up a notch, add how much you want)
Salt to taste

Method of preparation -

Dry roast jeera and red chili till they are aromatic.
Once it is cool, grind garlic, jeera and red chili. Then add the dry coconut and grind till everything is well ground and incorporated. 
Enjoy with any food with a dollop of ghee. It can also be enjoyed with hot rice. It also can be topped on any stir fries to give a spicy coconutty flavor. 
So this recipe is an all-rounder, keto or low carb or regular food, enjoy as you wish!


  1. I don't know it comes under low carb category. I will try smitha.


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