Paruppu Podi / Kandi Podi / Toor Dal Powder

Paruppu podi is very often used with rice and ghee at every south Indian household especially in andhra cuisine. It is also one of the podi which is usually available at our home. My MIL usually prepares it in large quantity and grind it in mill near our home. This time, I have prepared it in a small quantity only for me and my husband.

Kandipappu podi or any kind of dal podi is very well known with vegetarian andhra meal. It is said to be that an andhra meal never completes without dal and pulusu. Sometimes, this dal is replaced by a ready to use dal powder with a dollop of ghee due to time starving (It is my guess). Thus, andhra cuisine has many podi varieties and now also you can find andhra thali is served with some dal powder.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Makes:  1 and 1/2 cup


Toor Dal - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
Black pepper - 1 tablespoon
Dry red chilli - 6 nos / adjust according to your spice level
Curry leaves - 2 strings
Asafoetida - a big pinch
Garlic - 1 clove (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 teaspoons


1) Take a wide pan and dry roast toor dal till it releases nice aroma and turns slight brown colour.
2) Transfer to a dry plate and keep aside.
3) In the same pan, add oil. when it is hot, add cumin seeds, blackpepper seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Roast till they are crisp.
4) Allow all the roasted ingredients to cool completely.
5) In a mixer/food processor/coffee grinder,  put all the cooled ingredients with salt and asafoetida. Make a powder.
6) Towards the end of the grinding, add garlic(if using) and finsh the grinding. The texture should be fine coarse powder.
7) Store it in a air tight container and serve with hot steamed rice and ghee.

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delicious dal powder looks wonderful

Love dal podi and rice with ghee. Lovely clicks..

wow wonderful podi !! love to have it with steamed rice and ghee !!

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i love paruppu podi with rice n gingely yumm!!
i too make paruppu in similar way with less pepper n jeera n will add some dalia too :)
nice presentation and crisp n clear shots !!
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I remember seeing it in each table of Nandhini(well known Andra Restaurant @ Bangalore)..DH is a big fan of this paruppu podi, but I never tried making it as I am not that into podi varieties! ;)

Your version looks simple..will try sometime!

Podi looks so delicious and both of us like to have it with white rice and ghee..As Sangee said I also use less jeera and pepper.Wonderful presentation.

Wonderful clicks. Happy new year to you Uma.
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spicy delciious podi .. perfect ..for hot rice.. bookm arked!!

comforting podi and my all time fav. beautiful clicks

Love it with thayir saadam... Bookmarking dear

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
Home made powder is always the best. Thanks for your recipe.

I love this with ghee and rice... I'm an ardent fan of Andhra cusine... so I always go to Andhra restaurants... and end up actually filling myself with just this even though I have the whole thali laid out for me..

Thanks for sharing the recipe... I can have it at home too...

lovely podi....thax 4 sharing

my mil also makes this, there is always a stock in my house coz its so nutritious.. i love it with rice

Your photos are so good i want to eat some right now. I too have two types of podi at home right now, one made of curry leaves and another of sesame seeds. I still want to make your kandi podi :)

Love simply with rice anytime,my fav podi..

Flavourful and yummy podi

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious podi.

I miss this from India..Thankooo for sharing :)

What a lovely aroma that powder must have.

bookmarked it right away uma...thanks for the awesome recipe...great cliks again..;)
Wish you & your family a very happy new year...:)

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Beautifully illustrated!!! :-) Kindles my appetite!

Lovely podi, never tried it before. looks absolutely tempting, bookmarked will try sometime soon. As usual awesome clicks Uma.
Wishes for a Very Happy New Year 2012 to you and family.

Lovely comfort food, superb clicks.

Luvly click on paruppu podi...its my fav too..

nice podi and pretty pictures Uma. I had 2 roommates while in grad school and both would get different types of podis and chutney powders from their mom.. unfortunately both dint know how to make them..:) finally now i have found so many of the one i like in the blogworld!

This could be a convenient meal for someone in a hurry. Do you use it any other way too ?

Delicious Dal Chilli-Powder Mix.Very convenient for busy ppl.YUMM!

hi uma, too bad , i dont have this over here, first time i see it and thanks for that. looks great. have a nice day dear

Podi looks yummy .. hubby's favorite.

Lovely pictures Uma - Podi looks fab! Hope your new year is off to a great start dear! cheers, Priya

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