Thursday, August 13, 2015

Paruppu Podi/Lentils Spice Powder

The Paruppu Podi  is very traditional south Indian cuisine& it is a blend of roasted spices and lentils that is full of fresh flavours. Paruppu Podi is my family's favourite podi.We can have it with hot steamed rice and ghee or sesame oil along with Appalam.


Toor dal    - 1 cup
Fried gram pottukadalai /-14 cup                
Cumin seeds-1tsp             
Curry leaves  - handful
 Pepper - 1 tsp
 Red chili  - 5 to6( Increase the spice level according to your taste)
 Hing -1tsp                        
Salt as needed
1.Heat a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat and roast all the ingredients except roasted bengal gram dal and salt, till they turn golden brown color and aroma arises.
2.Once it is done, turn off the heat and transfer to a paper towel to cool completely.
3Then blend all the ingredients including the roasted Bengal gram to a fine powder. The Paruppu Podi is now ready to use.Store it in an airtight container.
4.Serve this Paruppu Podi with hot steamedrice and ghee or seasame oil with sutta appalam