Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paruppu Podi

Paruppu Podi is such a handy thing to have on hand and is just absolutely lip-smacking whe mixed in with rice & ghee. This is particularly handy for bachelors / college kids in dorms because this when coupled with a simple subzi/dry curry, yogurt, papad & pickle can turn into a sumptuous, satisfying meal. I remember eating quite a lot of this and the vathal kuzhambu paste (777 brand) mixed with rice when studying and had absolutely no cooking skills.

I used to buy the pre-packaged ones you get at stores but after seeing how easy this is to make at home, i don't buy this anymore. All you need is a few minutes and a mixie that can powder stuff.

PARUPPU PODI (DHAL POWDER)


Ingredients:
Pottu Kadalai / Dalia / Roasted Gram - 1 cup
Red Chillies - 12 to 15
Garlic - 3 cloves (optional)
Salt - 1 tsp
Copra (Dessicated shredded coconut) - 2 tbsp
Ghee - half tsp

Method:
1) Heat the ghee in a pan and add the garlic, red chillies & pottu kadalai (dalia). Toss till they warm up - don't let them brown.

2) Allow this to cool completely and transfer to a jar (I use the medium jar of my preethi mixie for grinding powders). Add salt & the copra (dessicated coconut) & powder till fine. Serve with rice & ghee. This keeps well when stored in an airtight container for use later.

37 comments:

  1. This is what my mom makes too, love it with Chapatis as well. We call Hurigadale chutney pudi. I will make again, looks so yum! :)

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  2. Nice to see another south Indian classic here :) Love it with rice and ghee :D

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  3. Ihave never made podi at home, only had with family back at home.

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  4. Laavanya..Even for today's lunch i had paruppu podi sadham..777 vathal kuzhambhu was the one, i use, when iam alone.

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  5. lavanya entierly different way we make this podi.We use toordhal,peppercorns and some red chillies and dry fry all seperately and add salt and hing.will try ur method.made it quite a long time back.thanks for reminding.

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  6. I've always used the readymade MTR paruppu podi, but never tried to make it at home.. Nice to see the recipe for it! Will have to try this for sure..

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  7. My hubby luvs paruppu podi a lot, mostly I buy ambika podi. my mom makes it sometimes. But I myself never tried it still. urs sounds simple.

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  8. It is my fav!! my mom makes it without the coconut...will try it ur way soon...

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  9. I never added koprai and garlic, very aromatic Lavy!

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  10. Wow, that is so funny you mentioned copra... I had a new cookbook someone gave me and it mentioned copra and I had no clue what that was, now I know! The powder sounds good :)

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  11. Love paruppu podis of all kinds. I have never made the pottu kadalai one, love the addition of garlic.

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  12. Luv parupu podis...can have it with idly or even rice! Adding garlic gives a good flavour!

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  13. hi Laanya ,this is somethin ew for me,..and the pic looks so temptin thanks for sharin,..

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  14. I love such podis, always comes in handy. what a treat with HOT rice & ghee

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  15. I make a similar powder, learned it from a friend...love to sprinkle it over my dosas.

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  16. I add a little Jeera to it! nice pics!

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  17. yummy podi... my fav. got to make it sometime...as i ran out of coconut podi.

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  18. my version uses toor dal so there isa slightly more orangish brown colour to the powder! i am sure the taste differs significantly too!

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  19. I love dalia and your podi is hit dear, m goin' to make it right now!!!

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  20. Am seeng Podi's everywhere now..looks great n yum ..:)

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  21. I make similar pudis , goes well with rotis , dosa and rice ...

    Well Dalia is not roasted gram , its broken wheat.

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  22. It's nice with plain curds too! And you can use it to finish off a plain stir-fry to add some zing.

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  23. I make this with thoor dal,and as Nags have told,theres a lot of differece in taste and color....Should try this sometime!

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  24. Paruppu podi with pottukadalai is new to me..Looks nice..I like to have with ghee in plain rice :)

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  25. Loved your version of paruppu podi, will give this a try the next time I make parappu podi !

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  26. paruppu podi reminds me of those childhood weekends when oil baths were followed by rice, ghee and paruppu podi. i have to say your recipe looks so much better than 777 :)

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  27. paruppu podi looks too good..love the pic laavanya...

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  28. Garlic chutney pudi, is a great recipe to have at hand. Love your version Laavanya.

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  29. Bookmarked. I really need to get working on the number of powders I've bookmarked.

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  30. Love this podi... The fact is its very easy! Never ever tried making podis at home..

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  31. love making homemade powders..it really change the taste of any dish..nice recipe and click

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  32. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Ruth

    http://muffinsnow.com

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  33. Nice love, love the ones with coconut and garlic...must try this..

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  34. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Ruth

    http://besttoddler.com

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