September 25, 2015

Paruppu Podi /Dal Powder

      Podi / Powders are famous rice based starters in Andhra and Tamilnadu. Eventhough ready mix powders are available,  it is better to make it at home for purity and to avoid chemicals. Moreover it takes only short time to prepare.

Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Homemade
Preparation Time:  5 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins| Yields: 1 cup

Thur Dal / Thuvarm Paruppu
½ cup
Split Green Gram / moong dal / Pasi paruppu
½ cup
Red Chilli
As required

1. Dry roast thur dal, split green gram dal and the red chillies separately in a heavy bottom pan. Fry them till they become golden color and also till  nice aroma comes out from it. You should keep the flame at medium.
2. Allow it to cool down completely.
3. Grind the roasted dals, red chillies with required salt into a fine powder using the mixie.
4. Then sieve the mixture and store it in a air tight container.

  Really yummy and tasty paruppu podi is ready.  Mix 1 tbsp of podi and 1 tbsp of sesame oil with 1 cup of hot rice  and serve. 


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