August 28, 2011

Paruppu Podi ~ Mixed Lentils Spice Powder

Necessity is the mother of Invention .Truly applies in a kitchen , where all elements of a typical corporate world - Supply chain, inventory management, housekeeping, human resources, budgets, planning, entertainment, resource allocation - all happen simultaneously and endlessly !! One of these days, when we were tired of making sabjis, and wanted to have something quick, I thought of making Paruppu Podi (mixed lentils spice powder).. While Molagapudi / Molagapodi (accompaniment to Idli / Dosa) is used with Idlis or Dosas , Karivepalai Podi ~ Curry leaf Spice Powder and Paruppu Podi tastes divine with plain steamed rice and a drop of sesame oil (for kids, you could use ghee / clarified butter). I make this podi (spice powder) in small batches always , to ensure it stays fresh.. This is a very easy recipe and goes to the following events, apart from Blogging Marathon (Day 6) under "Cook with 5 ingredients or less" theme. Checkout my fellow marathoners here.



This is made in many many different ways in each household, depending on the spice / taste quotient. Some use only Toor Dal (Split Pigeon pea) , some Urad (split black gram) and Toor dal, but I do add a bit of Channa Dal (Bengal gram) for a variation.

Ingredients:
  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Urad dal / Uluthamparuppu  - 1/4 cup
  • Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Red chillies - 4 -5 (if using kashmiri variety, increase to 7 -8) - adjust to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 Tsp
Method:

1) In 1 tsp of oil, fry the lentils one by one till golden brown
2) Now add 1 tsp more and fry the red chillies till done (take care not to burn them).Cool completely
3) Now coarsely pulse the lentils in a spice grinder. Break the fried chillies and add them along with salt to the spice grinder. Pulse again to semi- coarse texture.
4) Cool and store in an airtight glass container.
5) Serve with hot rice and ghee / oil.

20 comments:

  1. Woww... lovely podi.. looks really amazing and perfect.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  2. flavourful looking podi looks delicious

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  3. This one looks so easy to make and mouth-watering...delicious!

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  4. wow, similar to methkoot (maharashtrian) ,yummy with rice and ghee

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  5. Love this and looks so yum

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  6. the pictures are perfect for this lovely podi!!!

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  7. this is one of my fav podi with rice.. good one..

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  8. wonderfully rich color - delicious looking!

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  9. My fav anytime,full of flavours..

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  10. Love the bright yellow color of the podi. Looks yummy.

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  11. Lovely colour and easy preparation!!!!!

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  12. interesting podi...grt clicks.

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  13. I love this podi...In general, I have a weakness for podi and hot rice.

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  14. wonderful pictures...podi looks great!

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  15. Paruppu Podi looks amazing!

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  16. Thank you for sending this delicious podi to my event. I usually buy it from the Indian store but I will try making it next time.
    Do you still want to host B2B for the month of Jan? Let me know and I will add your name to the host line up.

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