Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Paruppu Podi

Am back with Podi's again :).. Well, starting of the month, i prepare these so that it comes in handy month long! Paruppu (lentil) podi is one of my favorites. Its also called Kandi podi or gun powder (strange name...right??) and is an andhra speciality. The best i have tasted was in a restaurant called Bheema's, which is in tirupathi, near the bus stand. The avakkai pickle and this podi with rice is such a comforting food...cant describe it :D...They add garlic in it, i guess but at my place we do the non-garlic version. Had jotted this recipe down from IL and it is a keeper...

Paruppu Podi/Kandi Podi

1. Toor dal - 1 cup
2. Moong dal - 1/2 cup
3. Urad dal - 1/2cup
4. Red Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
5. Jeera - 2tbsp
6. Hing - a pinch
6. Salt - to taste

Preparation Time!!
1. Heat a pan and once it is warm, sauté all the dals separately, till light brown and keep aside
2. In  the same pan, then add jeera along with hing and dry roast till light brown and add to the roasted dals
3. Cool completely and blend in a mixer to a fine Powder. When its almost done, add red chilli powder & salt and give one small blend (whip/pulse mode)

Store in a air tight container. It can last for months !! Serve with plain rice, a spoon of ghee and mix podi..enjoyyy

Serving -  One big bowl full
Duration - Active time is 10 minutes ( Cooling another 20 minutes)

Sending this too 'Spices of Andhra' by SweetKaramKapi and 'Anyone Can Cook #40'


  1. One handy podi, sometimes I add to curries too..

  2. Nice podi dear! Always love to have on those lazy days! DOn't we? Thanks for posting to my event, do send as many entries as you can

  3. Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..


  4. My favorite! Love it with hot rice and ghee

  5. @hema : I know... it has zoo many uses right :)
    @vidya... sure will try!
    @ Aarthi : Thanks aarthi..let me know it was :)
    @padhu : same here!

  6. Perfect handy recipe for those lazy days, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)


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