Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to make Paruppu Podi at home / Paruppu Podi Recipe / Lentils Spice Powder

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How to make Paruppu Podi at home:
Paruppu Podi is my favorite podi and it makes a quick n hearty meal, when mixed with hot steaming rice and a dollop of ghee..!!
Even though,  Instant rice mixes are available at shops, the home made recipes are more flavorful and nutritious,  as it is preservative-free..!

Try this simple, tasty & spicy  Paruppu  Podi  recipe  and share your comments..:)
·      Toor dal                     - 1 cup
·      Fried gram                 - 1 cup
·      Cumin seeds              - 1 ½ tsp
·      Curry leaves               - handful
·      Pepper                      - 1 tsp
·      Red chilly                   - 6 to 7
·      Hing                          - a generous pinch
·      Salt as needed
1.   Dry roast toor dal in medium flame.
2.   Once it turns golden brown, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, pepper corns, red chillies and hing.
3.   Fry for few more minutes.
4.   Remove from flame.
5.   Spread it in a plate and allow to cool.
6.   In the same pan, dry roast fried gram and garlic separately.
7.   Dry roast for 3 to 4 mins in low flame.
8.   Allow to cool completely.
9.   Add all the ingredients to mixer.
10.Grind everything together coarsely, by adding salt as you need.

11.Delicious Homemade Paruppu Podi is ready to enjoy with hot steaming rice & a little ghee.
12.Store it in an air-tight container. It has shelf life for 1 to 2 months..!!
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  1. Sometimes I see these lentils in the store, but have not ever bought.
    It is a very good recipe.

  2. can just have it with plain rice and a dollop of ghee

  3. I don't add toor dal, your version looks good

  4. My hubby's fav podi.he likes to add it to the rice.

  5. I have never added podi for rice...this looks delicious...

  6. Love the flavors in it..Yummy with hot rice with ghee...

  7. what lovely and yummy powder:)
    Love the pictures!!

  8. Delicious parippu podi Jaya.

  9. a simple recipe presented with so much passion!!! love your pictures!!
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  10. perfect with steaming rice and ghee Jay :)

  11. perfect with steaming rice and ghee Jay :)

  12. Perfectly done .........Lovely combo with idli and dosas :-)
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  13. Lovely post, would like to have it with ghee-rice.

    today's recipe:

  14. perfect home made and delicious parupu podi Jay.I am also a huge fan of this yummy podi.

  15. hi jay, wow! first time i see this unique recipe..must be very appetizing..
    i imagine its also nice to spread on top of crackers with some peanut butter :) no need to eat the sweet jam

  16. I love this powder too! Lovely taste with rice and ghee!

  17. Nice step-by-step instructions. Loved the pics too.

  18. Very flavorful, love it with rice and ghee..

  19. Lovely Post. Nice recipe it..

  20. wow... my fav.. yummy recipe... Thanks for sharing the recipe jay!!

  21. im going to try this soon :)can be a lifesaver with a baby around!

  22. Reminded me of my childhood! Im not sure if we used to add garlic, but otherwise looks exactly like my grandma's version. Superb!


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