Bananti Pudi, Postpartum chutney powder

A new mothers dietary requirements are very different. Not only do new mothers require extra calories but breast feeding mothers are constrained by a variety of foods that needs to be avoided because of the weak digestive system of the new born.
Traditionally new mothers are served this particular spice blend to improve the digestion of both newborns and the mother. The new mother starts her meal by mixing about 1/2 -1 tsp of this powder with a tablespoon of freshly cooked hot rice and about 1 tsp of ghee. This morsel is followed by the rest of the meal.
This works magic on colicky babies, it worked very well with me and my son :). I will post a few more posts on remedies for a colicky babies, after all I can not write with a great deal of experience.

To prepare this blend we will need,

Jeera 1 tbsp
Pepper 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds /Saunf 1/2 tbsp
Ajwain/ Omkalu 1/2 tbsp

  1. Toast all the spices one by one till fragrant
  2. Using a mortar pestle or coffee grinder or mixer crush the spices into a fine powder.
  3. Store it in an air tight jar.
Use a measure of your choice instead of the tbsp, it works just as fine. Sending it out to the home remedies event hosted by Ruchika started by Sadhana & Muskhan


Rachana said...

A very helpful post! Dont you think it will be a great entry to the Home Remedy Event at
only if you wish to...
Have nice weekend Smitha!

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks said...

Hiya! The title got my attention and it is a really useful post.

Like Rachana said, I am hosting the home remedies event and if you like it, I would love to add it to my round up for pregnancy/baby remedies..

Thanks :)

raj said...

What a wonderful post, Thanks for sharing the tip/receipe


Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Wonderful podi

Tina said...

Great recipe dear...Book marking this..

Kannada Cuisine said...

@ Rachana Ruckia!

Thanks folks for the tip, will definitely send it over to the event.

@Raj, Shanti, Tina Thanks folks :)

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks said...

Got it..Thanks Smitha.

Lakshmi said...

Good one kanri. Thanks for posting this. I am writing a post on bananthana I will add this post link there.

Smitha said...

@LG sure Lakshmi..i will b uploading many more recipes in a while may b we can link it up as well..

Unknown said...

Namasthe, nanu kavya.... Monne asthe gandu magu aythu... Pls na yen tinbeku beda anodna heltira... Nanu gujarat li erodu elli sheke ede... Nandu love marriage adrinda yaru ella jothege... Nan husband yella madtidare... Reply madidre thumba help agathe.... Pls...

Kannada Cuisine said...

Hi Kavya..

Congrats for the lovely boy. i will get back to you. Please send me an email and i will reply back to you