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 :)

Ingredients:
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

Method:
  • 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.

19 comments:

  1. Delicious! Love it with hot rice and ghee

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

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

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  4. Very flavorful and vibrant looking podi.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Aromatic podi..sounds delicious.

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

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  7. useful recipe of podi thanks for sharing

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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