Monday, 19 August 2013 10:35

The Paruppu Podi Recipe - South Indian Spiced Dal Chutney Powder

Make this lip smacking and yet simple to make Paruppu Podi at home and mix it along with some hot steamed rice topped with ghee. The homemade podi will take you back into your grand mothers home when she served you home cooked food.

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The Paruppu Podi Recipe is a blend of roasted spices and lentils that is full of fresh flavors and aroma. Podis are very traditional to the south Indian cuisine and a homemade podi is always more delicious than store bought podi, as they are preservative free, less spicy with no adulterants added.

Serve the Paruppu Podi along with hot steamed rice and ghee or sesame oil, or add it to any vegetable curry.

Other similar recipes that you can try are:

  1. Idli Dosa Milagai Podi Recipe - South Indian Chilli Chutney Powder
  2. Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder Recipe
  3. Kharbyaali Masale Khara Recipe - North Karnataka Sambar Powder

Cuisine: South Indian Recipes

Course: Side Dish

Diet: Vegetarian

Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok), KitchenAid Diamond Blender

Prep in 15 M

Cooks in 15 M

Total in 30 M

Makes: 6 Servings


  • 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , roasted
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt , to taste

Directions for The Paruppu Podi Recipe - South Indian Spiced Dal Chutney Powder

  1. To begin making the Paruppu Podi recipe, 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. Once it is done, turn off the heat and transfer to a paper towel to cool completely.

  2. Next blend all the ingredients for the Paruppu Podi including the roasted Bengal gram to a fine powder. The Paruppu Podi is now ready to use.

  3. Store it in an airtight container.

  4. Serve this Paruppu Podi | Lentil Powder with hot white rice and ghee or gingelly oil and sutta appalam (roasted papad) on side.