AngayaPodi is a medicinal powder that is usually consumed by lactating mothers.. The recipe was passed on to us by our elders in the family. The version that I have given below is my grandmom’s.. Nowadays traditional recipes like this are becoming extinct. It is important for us to keep including such recipes in our diet & pass the values to our upcoming generation. உணவே மருந்து – Is a popular saying in Tamil which means food is the best medicine 🙂 I have been including this in my diet post delivery and *touchwood* have never been affected by any infections or tummy aches or indigestion in the past 4 months ☺️
There may be certain differences in the usage of ingredients however the three major ingredients (Sundakkai vathal, manathakkali,veppam poo) should not be compromised.. Few add urad dal too. My mom had sent a big batch of this podi. You can eat this with hot rice add a tbsp of ghee or gingely oil. So light for tummy and the medicinal properties in the ingredients helps in healing the body post delivery
The following measurement is yields around 800gms of podi (an approximate measurement). It will be mildly bitter but once you are used to that taste you will become a fan of it. Also not only lactating mothers, people having indigestion problems can also have it everyday.. Neem flowers, coriander seeds all act as anti bacterial agent & help in the recovery process..
The tamil meaning for Jeera Seeds (seeragam/சீரகம்).. அகத்தை சீர் செய்வது சீரகம் – Means the it cleanses the body
All the below mentioned ingredients are mostly available in super markets. Even for those outside India can make this at home. However if you couldn’t find dried neem flowers then prepare the powder with the remaining ingredients.. “Something is better than nothing” ☺️☺️
Store the powder in an airtight container.