Paruppu Podi (Dal Powder)


  • Thuvar Dal – 1 cup
  • Chutney Dal (Pottu kadalai) – 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chillies – 4
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon


  1. Fry the above ingredients separately in a dry kadai without any oil and let it cool.
  2. Add salt and grind to a fine powder. Store it in an airtight container.

Note: You can add few curry leaves and garlic flakes also  to get some extra flavor to this Podi.

Mix one or two teaspoons of this powder with a teaspoon of ghee or gingelly oil to hot rice and eat with fried appalam.


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  3. fantastic… i also tried it using a combinationof dals which was also good

  4. Excellent. Try eating it with smoky sesame oil instead of ghee for a healthier tastier meal

  5. Paruppu powder nandraga irukkiradhu

  6. hi kamalama,
    What to say..All you recipes are fantastic..I am now sure nothing goes wrong if i follow ur recipe and i am telling abt ur site to others..Y’day made 2 of ur recipes…Nellikai oorukai,paruppu podi ..both were too good… thanks for ur effort..Wish u all the best..

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