Paruppu Podi / Dal Powder (பருப்பு பொடி)

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Paruppu Podi / Dal Powder (பருப்பு பொடி)

  • Toor dal – 200 gm
  • Red chili – 3 nos
  • Whole black pepper – 10 nos
  • Hing powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Salt – to taste


  • Take a kadai, dry roast the toor dal, red chilies, curry leaves and peppers. Keep it in the medium flame. Fry them until golden color.  Let it cool.
  • Fry the salt and hing in the hot kadai from the above step (no need to switch on the flame, the previous heat is enough) for just 30 seconds.
  • Grind the fried red chilies,black pepper,curry leaves and 1 fist full of toor dal. Grind it into nice powder.Take it out and keep it aside.
  • Grind the rest of the toor dal, hing and salt. Grind it into coarse powder.
  • Now mix both the nice fine powder and the coarse powder using hand.
  • Store it in a dry and air tight container.Keep it in the room temperature. You can use it for long time.
  • Enjoy it with hot rice. Mix the rice with ghee/gingily oil .Eat it with papad and morkuzhambu (Buttermilk Sambar) or Raita.


  • You can also add Kollu (Horse gram) using the above same process.  It helps for digestion power and gives nice aroma to the paruppu podi.

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