Friday, September 23, 2011

Paruppu Podi

A simple serving of paruppu podi over piping hot rice and ghee is my hubby's favorite meal. Paruppu podi or dhal powder is a must for anyone who wants to avoid those weekend's Extra large pizza deals:)

Steaming rice served with paruppu podi, ghee, appalam and vadagam.

Puffed channa dhal - 3/4 cup
channa dhal - 1/4 cup
Thoor dhal - 1/4 cup
black pepper - 1 tbsp
dry red chillies - 4
salt - to taste
cumin - 1 tbsp

Dry roast (except salt) everything separately until they loose moisture.
Grind to a fine powder. Let cool and store in air tight container.

Serving suggestion:
Gracefully serve a big spoon of piping hot rice in a serving plate / banana leaf and pour a generous spoon of molten ghee over it. Top it with few tsp of this paruppu podi , mix and enjoy.

Paruppu podi should be served over rice before serving the sambar rice.
Usually a little portion of rice is allocated for this paruppu podi + ghee before serving the sambar.

Pappad and pickles make good combo for the above rice.
This can be kept handy for lazy cooking days.
Paruppu podi is a good backup plan for bachelors and students who stay away from home.
Long distance pilgrimage people can keep it as travel food, if they can make some rice using electric cooker.


Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious combo paruppu podi rice with pappad and vadam.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Podi looks to be wonderfully prepared. Excellent recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy flavourful podi dear

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Vikki,This one luks better than mine.I will try this soon.

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow with ghee and papad super

Tina said...

perfect with dosa...

divya said...

wow yummy and delicious podi....

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

The paruppu podi would be great with dosa too and I can have a handful of those ma:)

Priya Suresh said...

I can survive for many days with this fabulous paruppu podi..