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A jar of Coconut Garlic Powder also known as kobbari karam.

Coconut Garlic Powder

Coconut garlic powder is a spicy, flavorful, 5 ingredients, under 10 minutes recipe. It is a spicy podi served with rice and also works with idli and dosa.
Course Condiment
Cuisine South Indian Cuisine, Telangana Cuisine, Telugu Cuisine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 57kcal
Author Usha Rao


  • Spice grinder or an Indian mixie


  • ½ cup Coconut Powder I used desiccated coconut powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder adjust to tolerance level
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Salt adjust to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 6 medium Garlic Cloves


  • Take the dry ingredients in a spice grinder and grind it to powder.
  • Add the garlic cloves to the powder and run it again until the garlic is crushed. Or add crushed garlic to the powder and mix it well.
  • Transfer to an airtight container. Serve it with hot rice with a few drops of oil of a dollop of ghee.
  • Amma (mom) says shelf life of this powder is at least 10 days.


  • Adjust garlic and chili powder to taste.  I like garlic and use it liberally.  
  • Nutritional values are approximate values.  


Serving: 15g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg