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Paruppu Podi | Kandi Podi Recipe | Andra Paruppu Podi

Andhra Paruppu Podi Recipe
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Paruppu podi is a famous podi variety in Andhra. It is also known as Kandi podi. It is mostly probably served with plain rice drizzled with little ghee on its top. It has a very nice aroma of dal along with some spices. I have prepared with toor dal and roasted gram. There are many variations of this recipe. You can replace roasted gram with channa dal also. Some people make this with roasted gram alone. I have added garlic so if you hate the smell of garlic in food, you shall skip them.
Kandi Podi
My elder brother is a huge fan of paruppu podi. He never wants anything for breakfast and dinner. All he asks me is paruppu podi and rice. I do not understand how he manage to eat this all the day. But anyway I used to prepare this often just for him.

Paruppu Podi


Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Fried gram dal - 1/2 cup
Red chilli - 10 to 15 (adjust according to spiciness required)
Garlic - 10 cloves
Pepper - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - few drops


Heat oil in a pan, roast toor dal and roasted gram dal in a low flame. When it turns golden brown, transfer it to a plate and let it cool.

In the same pan, add cumin, pepper, red chilli, curry leaves and garlic. When everything gets roasted add asafoetida and salt.

Switch off the stove and let everything cool down. Grind everything in blender to fine powder.

Serve with hot rice drizzled with ghee.

  • This can be done without toor dal. That is, with roasted gram dal alone.
  • If you don't like garlic skip them.
  • Adjust chilli according to spiciness required. Mine was not very spicy.
ingredients for paruppu podi
Keep all your ingredients ready
roast dal
Heat few drops of oil and roast toor dal and roasted gram dal until golden brown. Let them cool down
roast chillies and garlic
In the same pan, add red chilli, garlic and saute for a minute
cumin, pepper
Add cumin, pepper and curry leaves
asafoetida, salt
Once everything gets roasted, add asafoetida and salt and switch off the flame
grind chillies
Grind everything except toor dal and roasted gram dal
grinded paruppu podi
Add the dal and grind into a smooth powder
Hotel Style Andra paruppu podi
Its ready! Serve with hot rice and ghee.
Paruppu Podi

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