Friday, December 01, 2006

Instant paruppu podi/pappula podi

Eat with hot rice and ghee or add it to any curry, dal powder makes your meal more delicious. I remember my mom roasting a couple of dals to make the paruppu podi. But she also had an easy to make version with dalia. I prefer eating the podi with some rice and ghee and to go along with it some mango pachadi. I also sprinkle a teaspoon of the podi while making dondakayya (tindora) or broad beans curry and it tastes really good. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients
2 cups dalia (putana dal/putnala Pappu)
1 tsp jeera
A few peppercorns (adjust according to taste)
7 to 8 dry red chillies (add more chillies if you want it hot)
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Salt to taste

Method1. First roast the dal in a pan and set aside.
2. Next fry the jeera, peppercorns and red chillies.
Roasted dal, red chillies, jeera and peppercorns

3. Transfer the asted dal, jeera, peppercorns, red chillies and asafoetida to a blender/mixer and make a powder.
4. Add salt to taste and store in an airtight container. Can be stored for more than a month.
Roasted dal powder
Notes:
1. Do not add oil while roasting the ingredients.
2. You can roast a few curry leaves along with the jeera and add to the dal while making the powder.

11 comments:

USHA said...

Hi Lakshmik,

Good receipe.I think it goes with ghee for rice.

When we feel lazy to cook, it will very useful and tasty too

Seema Bhat said...

lakshmi:
this is a great recipe ...one of my aunts used to make chutney powder very simillar to this ...i am gonna make this and store this ...thanks lakshmi for sharing this.

Cheers
Seema

Shilpa said...

Looks very nice. I love this podi :).

Trupti said...

Nice recipe,I have never tried this,how much would you add to rice though? I might try this for the kiddies....thanks.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

You can add a teaspoon of the powder for 1/2 cup of rice. Depends though on the amount of chillies you add while making the powder.

Asha said...

I love these kinds of spice powders,LakshmiK. Thank you so much:))

Tweety said...

Podi!!! Yummmm...
Did you know that it's quite popular as "Gun Powder" in Bangalore...thanks to the numurous successful Andhra restaurants around.
I call it just podi and I looooooove it :D

Vcuisine said...

As the name goes, it is instant really. Thanks. Viji

Pooja said...

Hi Laxmik,
I like it, specially becoz it is very instant :D . I am always in search of quick recipe /dishes. this one will do good for me.
thanks for sharing recipe.
this week we are celebrating with Okra, are you aware with this? Just thought to draw your attention to it. would like to have something real tempting from you.
thanks
-Pooja

Lakshmik said...

Hi Pooja

Sure will send you a recipe with okra.

Lakshmi said...

looks good lakshmi