Monday, June 27, 2011

Parrupu Podi (Kandi Podi)

Ever been to one of those small restaurants where you get a veggie thali on a banana leaf? If not, I would say that you have missed some really good condiment. Usually people in towns and villages serve meals on banana leaf. I absolutely love that taste. The other day I made this at home for a good friend of mine who is visiting from Florida. Hope she likes it as much as I liked to make it for her :)

Moong Dal (Paasi Parrupu): 1/2 cup
Channa Dal( kadala parrupu/ Bengal gram): 1/2 cup
Toor Dal (Tuvaram parrupu/ split dal): 1 cup
Hing: 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin: 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder: 2 tbsp (you can increase this to 3 tbsp also)
Pepper Powder: 2 tsp
Salt: according to taste

  • Heat a pan and fry all the dals separately until they become light to golden brown. 
  • Keep the dals aside and while its still hot, add cumin and hing and mix well. 
  • Once the dals cool down, grind them until the desired consistency. I like mine slightly coarse.
  • Now add salt, chili powder and pepper powder. 
  • Store in a air-tight container.
Serving Suggestion:
1. Hot rice and ghee with this powder.
2. Mix few drops of oil or ghee in this powder and use as a condiment for idly/dosa.


  1. Delicious! Love it with hot rice and ghee

  2. Aromatic n flavorful ~ what a great blend!
    US Masala

  3. This is very new to me. Sounds tempting and crunchy!

  4. Very flavorful and vibrant looking podi.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Aromatic podi..sounds delicious.

  6. Very flavorful and vibrant looking to have with idli and rice..

  7. useful recipe of podi thanks for sharing

  8. My favourite podi, can survive for many days with u..

  9. My favourite podi too. Best option if there is no sambar and rasam.

  10. Paruppu podi looks yummy O Yumm. Mixing with hot rice and ghee will always be a delight. Do stop my blog when you find time dear.

  11. Delicious paruppu podi,nice combo with idly and rice.

  12. love this podi a lot.
    looks delicious dear :)