We always maintain a minimum stock of paruppu podi as it is very much useful to me when i feel lazy to cook or we would like to eat something very simple. Paruppu podi can be mixed to the white rice with ghee/oil and can go well with applam (chutta applam/fried applam). As its name suggest it is made of dhalls and is good for health too. You can adjust the spice requirement by adding less/more red chillis. There are many variations available for this recipe and the one which i follow is given below.

Paruppu Podi

Kollu(Horse Gram) - 1 Cup
Green Gram dal - 1 Cup
Thur dal - 1/2 Cup
Red Chilli - 4
Pepper - 2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds - 2 teaspoon
Salt - To Taste

  • Dry fry all the ingredients separately in a pan  till each one turns golden brown color
  • Dry fry salt and add it to the other ingredients
  • Grind all these in a mixer to a fine powder
  • The tasty Paruppu podi is ready to serve with cooked rice.
Paruppu Podi


  1. Maami...can I use masoor dal instead of horse gram for making this paruppu podi?

  2. Hi

    Sorry, i have not tried with masoor dal. You can make a try to see if the taste remains the same.

  3. I read some where that it could be made with split dhal (pottu kadalai). But you had mentioned Thur dhal. Do both these dhals give same taste?

  4. Hi Mami what about channa dal (kadala paruppu)

  5. Namastae Mami , Pl give me recipe for adai and recipe for vangibhat masala .

  6. Namastae mami . Pl give me recipe for Adai and vanghibht masala