Paruppu Podi

Paruppu Podi

I like any type of podi and mostly I use my idly podi along with rice too, I made this paruppu podi for my nephew whom is one picky eater and after this podi he ate this every day until it was finished and asked me to make some more.  I searched a few recipes for paruppu podi but nothing interested me and came up with my own.  It's quite simple with few ingredients and taste delicious.


Urad Dal - 2 tbsp
Daliya/Roasted Gram Dal/Pottukadalai - 1 Cup
Desiccate Coconut - 3 tbsp
Dry Red Chilies -6
Peppercorn - 5-6
Garlic - 2 pods large 4 pods if using small ones
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - to taste


1. Dry roast urad dal, daliya/roasted gram dal, red chilies separately until golden brown, keep aside to cool.
2. In a same pan add oil and saute garlic, off the flame and saute coconut for a minutes, transfer to a plate and let it cool too.
3. Grind all the ingredients except coconut to powder in a mixer.  Now add coconut and grind again to fine powder, adjust salt if required.  

Cool the powder and store in airtight container.

Have it with warm steamed rice and ghee.

Enjoy your day ~~