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Paruppu podi recipe - Andhra Paruppu Podi Recipe - Kandi Podi - Powder Recipe - Masala Recipe

Paruppu podi was one of my most favourite when I was in College. After marriage it kind of faded away. Still whenever I visit my mum she makes the podi for me. I normally use it for mixing with rice. I love the combo of Mor kulambu. I add paruppu podi with used oil ( sutta ennai) to hot steaming rice. And Mor kulambu as side gravy to go with. Wow! What a perfect combo! Since My mum used to give it every time, I never got a chance to click it. This time I told her not to make any podi (powder) and just give the recipe. So here you go with Paruppu podi recipe. I have used raw Garlic. You can toast it till moisture absorbed. If you are using raw garlic. Store it in Fridge and finish it within 10 days


Toor Dal / Thuvar dal - 1/2 cup
Roasted gram dal / Pottukadalai - 1/2 cup
Dry Red chillies - 6-8
Ghee - 1/4 teaspoon
Dry coconut (koparai coconut) - 1 tablespoon
Garlic - 10 pods
Salt to taste


Heat the ghee and add Chillies, Dal and Roasted gram. Fry till chillies are crisp 
Add Coconut and fry for 2 mins. Remove the coconut keep it with Garlic
After dals cools down grind to fine powder with salt using blendar / Mixer / Food processor. Trans it to a plate
Now Grind garlic and coconut. This time you need to pluse it otherwise it will become paste.
Add this to the dal powder. Mix well.
Let it cool down and store it in air tight container.
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  1. Have never tried podis but have heard that it is a must in vegetarian houses so that you can have it with anything when not in a mood for curries, is it? :) Sounds very flavorful with the garlic...

  2. I have had it in andhra mess, back during my college days... loved it them.. bookmarking to try..


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