Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Parrupu podi (dhal powder)

Whether you are in Andra or Tamil Nadu, podis (spice powder) are served first at meal time over hot plain rice with a generous amount of ghee in hotels.
“Podi” is a powdered spice made with dhal and red chillis. Each and every family has their favorite powder in stock. Very simple and easy to make and store well without refrigeration.
When you are lazy enough, u can go with plain rice, some podi , top with ghee and some pickle! Of course, if you are Health freak, avoid the ghee …
In Tamil Nadu, usually only Parrupu podi is commonly served in hotel but whenever I go to Andra (Tirupathi). Usually, they give lots of choice of podis and pickles. We all end up eating only podis and some fiery pickles! Andrahite are too good to preparing those items :)
I am giving the basic Parrupu podi (dhal powder), but if u want to make Garlic podi add some Garlic pods…. The powder has a long shelf life can be stored in airtight container for months! It is a rescue powder when u cannot make anything over stovetop.


Parrupu Podi
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Ingredients:

Dhalia Dhal or Roasted dhal/ Pottu kadalai:
1/2 cup
Red chillis: 3 or more
Black pepper: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp or more

Method:
Dry roast all the ingredients together except salt until the dhal is slightly roasted. Add the salt and make a fine powder, cool and store in air tight container.

Parrupu Podi/Dhal powder

This podi goes well with rice and sending to Long Live the shelf event hosted at Romaspace.

Wish all my readers, friends & Family members a Happy Ganesha chadurthi ! Celebrated tomorrow Sept 3 2008!

31 comments:

Laavanya said...

Love your picture Cham and there's nothing better than rice with paruppu podi doused with Ghee!! :) After I found out how easy it was to make it, i don't buy it anymore....

kamalagk said...

We had this today only Cham after a hectic longweekend..Appa's fav too..Love the bowls too!!!

sowmya said...

picture looks fantastic...parappu podi is a saver when you dont find time for anything else..love it!!

Sujatha said...

I can survive with paruppu podi, curd rice and pickle anywhere in the world :) I make it with tuvar dal usually.. pottu kadalai is new to me! I sure got to try your version next time.. I love your utensil, cham :) very cute..

Priti said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too Cham ...parrupu padi..wow you have reminded of all the lovely TN's and AP's meal..wonderful pic...spicy entry for the event ;)

Rachel said...

I have seen this at restaurants but never knew how to make one...so Thanks

jayasree said...

Liked this podi for its simplicity. I make dhalia and dry coconut podi. I love podis of any kind.

Dershana said...

I love paruppu podi, but loved your container more :-) Nice picture.

Dibs said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Podis are my life saver during the slog hour days at office!

Sireesha said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear...I also make parrupu podi same way....Paruppu podi with ghee and hot rice tastes like heaven...Love the bowls too.

Priya said...

The photo looks great Cham. And you are right about the podi's and pickles served in the Andhra restaurants/mess. No matter how many dishes you make, the meal is incomplete without them :) I make a similar version with toor dal.

romaspace said...

This powder will be really handy on days when we are too tired to make a curry to go with rice.

I have been having this at Andhra hotels but never really knew how to make it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us and also for participating in the event.

notyet100 said...

loved ur click,..podi looks yum,,..hppy ganesha chaturthi tou too,,

Divya Vikram said...

Nice recipe Cham..I have this paruppu podi atleast once a week when I pack lunch for V and dont have any leftovers for myself.I like the container

Sujatha said...

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi, dear Cham :)

Usha said...

Wow nice parappu podi,neat twist using pottu kadalai in it I have never tried it that way..will definitely do so next time..coincidentally I too made parappu podi recently and posted it on my blog...isn't it a true life saver when time is short :)

A_and_N said...

wow! I used to get mine from Ambika Appalam store in Chennai...not anymore :)

Uma said...

mmm. I love this podi! I always make this. I will be posting my version soon.

Love the presentation, just beautiful. Isn't this powder we call "Gun Powder"?

Happy vinayaka chavithi dear!

LG said...

I loved that rasam etc holder..nice pic..I have always loved podi annam with ghee. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your Family Cham

Suma Rajesh said...

looks great..i add garlic too...its a ggod combo with hot idlies..yum..happy ganesh chaturthi to u too

Divya said...

Paruppu podi! Cool! With hot ghee, it would taste even better...
Happy Ganesh chaturthi! :)
How did it go?

sra said...

You're right, we Telugus love our podis! Did you know we make one out of prawns too? I dislike it, it stinks.

Cham said...

Sra Yes, i know that prawn podi, i love it but my husb says it stinks, LOL. It has been decade i had it !

srikars kitchen said...

I also make parrupu podi same way....Paruppu podi with ghee and hot rice tastes like Really superb......Love the bowls too.

Aparna said...

I make this often, but slightly different. These podis also taste wonderful with hot rice and a bit of sesame seed oil.
Congratulations on cmpleting a century. I haven't been able to come over for sometime.

Medhaa said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturti Cham.

We love this and would always get some from a restaurant. Thanks for sharing

Paru ... said...

Looks sooo very authentic and delicious cham...

Archy said...

Lovely picture with the same way as they serve in the hotels :)!!
Lovely pots Cham !! Nice recipe with yum pictures!!
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!

Srivalli said...

wow cham..thats awesome picture..:)...congrats on the milestone!..great going and wishes for many more..

Sunshinemom said...

I love this with hot rice, a spoon of nalennai and pappadam!!My mom generally makes this and sends it over so I never really got to try it on my own!

meeso said...

Cham... my bf got me that exact little container you have in the picture... I don't even know what I am suppose to do with it... So, what am I suppose to use it for?