Heirloom seasoning blends

We're a POC mom-daughter owned & run shop and these PODIs are a family heirloom and an ancient heritage staple!

Read more about us →

Recipe suggestions included

We include highly-tested, community-sourced pairing suggestions with every PODI flavor to help you flavor with ease!

Read more about our mascot PEEKU →

Freshly made in Atlanta, GA

All PODIs are small-batch crafted in our commercial kitchen with all natural ingredients, without any preservatives or additives! All blends are gluten-free and vegan by design.

Flavors rooted in South India

PODIs are ready-to-use seasoning blends made of ingredients synonymous with South India - tamarind, curry leaf, peanut, coconut, a wide variety of lentils and spices!

Meet the duo 🤎

PODI life is a mom-daughter owned and operated business. We're so happy to share our intergenerational perspective through a celebration of food and culture!

Meet the Maker - Vasavi

She is the humble and highly-talented creator behind all the PODIs. Some are her creations and some are heirloom family recipes! Thrilled to share these treasures with all with you :)

Meet the Founder - Alak Nanda

Alak got her amma's / Vasavi's PODIs in every care package she ever received. After many, many years of sharing these PODIs with friends from all over the world, and accommodating special requests for PODI delivery from all of them, she decided to start a lil biz around PODIs. PODI life is now so much more than just these delicious, versatile seasonings. It is the perfect vehicle for inviting people to a conversation around food, sustainability, culture and community!

Learn more →

Endless combinations

Use PODIs as seasoning on grilled veggies, as a dry rub on meat, as seasoning for cooked grains (rice, quinoa, millets, popcorn etc)

To see bold, wildly creative women like Alak Nanda of PODI life carving out their space in the industry is exciting, and a real relief. Her PODIs are delicious, and infused with so much heart and feeling. To see Alak proudly center her upbringing, her palate and cooking techniques is thrilling.

Sana Javeri Kadri, CEO, Diaspora Co Spices (Who's Making AAPI History - 2021 edition, ABC Good Morning America)

What are PODIs?

Learn all about them and how to use them in this little guide.

Teach me, sensei! →

Dosa Guide Supreme!

Learn all about dosas, a cult classic, from our in-house experts. Even if you think you know a lot about dosas, we bet you'll learn a new thing or two! ;)

Take me there now →

Ever heard of Curd Chillies?

A treasured, beloved, hyper-regional South Indian pantry staple! So delighted to make these accessible to you!

Want to learn more →


We are a community of peeps with a deep interest in easy flavorful cooking and curious about all things South Indian - spices, food, culture, history, art!

We respect your inbox like we respect ours!
In our newsletters, our team shares food stories, recipes, behind-the-scenes of building this little biz, easy cooking tips and schedules for our virtual cooking club events.
No thanks