Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paruppu Podi - Dhal Powder For Rice

#Paruppu #Podi : This is a mix of roasted lentils. A very good powder to mix with hot white rice adding a dash of ghee or gingelly oil [ till / sesame oil ].

Ingredients :
Thuvar Dhal                            : 1/4 cup 
Gram Dhal                              : 1/4 cup
Fried Gram ( Pottu Kadalai)    : 1/4 cup
Red Chilly                               : 4 to 5( Add 1 or 2 more if needed )
Salt                                         : 2 tsp
Pepper corn                            : 4 or 5
Oil                                           : 3 tsp
Garlic                                       : 6 cloves
Flax seeds                                 : 1tbsp(optional)
Curry leaves powder                  : 2 tbsp(optional)

Frying Red Chilly in a kadai

Method :
Keep a kadai with 1 tsp of oil on a slow flame.
Add red chillies and fry well and keep aside.
First stir fry thuvar dhal till it turns golden brown and keep aside.
Add 1 tsp oil and fry gram dhal also like above.
Now fry well fried gram and pepper without oil.
If flax seeds available roast it without oil for 2 minutes only.
Finally fry salt also in kadai without oil to remove any water content.



Let all the ingredients come to room temperature.
Grind all the ingredients except fried grams and garlic.
After grinding coarsely add fried grams. Run the mixie and grind well.
Now add the garlic and run mixie.
once garlic is added run mixie for few turns, stop and then run.
Once garlic is mixed well with the powder.
Transfer the whole content into a plate or basin.
Allow the powder to come to room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

Note : To add more value to the podi add 3 tsp of dry curry powder and mix well.

Take hot whit rice in a plate and put enough paruppu podi. Over it pour a tsp full of ghee or gingelly oil ( till/sesame oil ) mix well with hand.
Have with sambar or pappad.






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