Cumin-Pepper curry / Jeere Meere Kadi in konkani


This recipe really enhances the taste buds. Very easy to make and i personally loved this when i was pregnant .There is an other special recipe – ‘Bananthi Kadi’ that my MIL used to make post delivery. Will update the blog with this recipe soon.


Cumin/jeera is rich in iron and it is highly beneficial for ladies, especially those who are pregnant, or lactating mothers.Jeera /(Cumin seeds) are highly noted for digestive disorders like atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea,biliousness, morning sickness, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, and flatulent colic. Jeera is rich in Vitamin-E. The essential oils present in this have disinfectant and anti fungal properties, which prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin.

Black pepper has the highest level of antioxidant activity and also the highest phenolic content. It stimulates the taste buds and alerts the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, improving digestion. Without adequate amounts, undigested food can sit in the stomach for prolonged periods, leading to heartburn and indigestion. Undigested food may also pass into the intestines where it can become a food source for unfriendly bacteria, producing gas, irritation, diarrhea or constipation.


  • 1 tspn Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 6-7 peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1 small ball of tamarind

To Temper:

  • 1 tspn Mustard seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly


Grind all of the above ingredients together to a fine paste  

 Temper with mustard seeds+curry leaves+ red chilly