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Vepudu Karam

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 2–4 people

Authenticity Slice

Use only dry coconut as it has longer shelf life, compared to fresh coconut.

Trivia Tadka

Vepudu karam is a simple but aromatic spice powder used for many curry recipes like bottle gourd fry, carrot fry, bhindi fry, dondakaya vepudu, and others.


  • Dry coconut powder (1 tbsp)
  • White sesame seeds (safed til) (1 tbsp)
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (1 tbsp)
  • Split black gram Urad dal (1 tbsp)
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi) (a pinch)
  • Broken red chillies (lal mirch) (2–4)
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) (1 tsp)
  • Garlic cloves (1–2)


  • In a kadhai, one after the other, dry roast all ingredients except garlic, till they are aromatic. Set aside to cool.
  • Add salt and garlic along with the roasted ingredients to a mixer and powder finely.
  • Store it in an airtight glass jar and refrigerate for retaining the aroma.

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