Thursday, September 11, 2014

Paruppu Podi - Dal Powder - Kandi Podi Recipe

Paruppu Podi is one of the favorites of my family, including our little master. Hot steaming rice mixed with paruppu podi and papad or potato chips is such a wonderful combination. I have actually reduced the spiciness of this. If you are a spice lover, increase the red chillies.


Toor dal - 1 cup
Fried gram - 3/4 cup
Garlic - 7 or 8 cloves
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 4

Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few (optional)
Salt as required


Dry roast the toor dal and fried gram separately until they turn golden brown. Transfer to a plate. 

Without switching off the flame add garlic, cumin seeds, pepper, red chillies, curry leaves and hing and fry for few minutes. Turn off the flame and add this along with the dals. Allow to cool down completely. 

Add required salt and grind into a fine powder. Enjoy with hot steaming rice, ghee/oil and papad.

Adjust the quantity of red chillies as per your taste. You can also make this without including garlic. The flavor of the podi will be bit different.

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