Paruppu podi is a traditional South Indian condiment consisting of lentils, spices, and herbs. Toor dal, chana dal are dry roasted along with red chili, cumin seeds and peppercorns. After grinding them into a fine powder, paruppu podi is used as a flavor enhancer and side dish. It is commonly mixed with rice and ghee, or sprinkled on top of idli and dosa. The flavors are earthy, nutty, and mildly spicy, providing both taste and nutrition.
Mix this paruppu podi with a teaspoon of ghee or gingelly oil and serve it with hot rice and fried appalam.
Paruppu podi adds a delightful touch to various dishes and is a popular staple in Tamil cuisine. You can also try these other masala powders.
Garlic Curry leaves PodiDifficulty: Easy
This garlic curry leaves powder (podi) goes well with Idli and Dosa. It can also be mixed with hot rice and served.
Vatha Kuzhambu PodiCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy
This mix (podi) is used for making vatha kuzhambu. It is made with two kinds of dhal and other Indian spices.