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.

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins

Paruppu Podi

Kollu(Horse Gram)1/2 Cup*
Green Gram dal1/2 Cup
Thur Dal1/4 Cup
Red Chilli4
Pepper1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Salt1/2 teaspoon
1 Cup Capacity = 250ml
  1. Heat a pan and Dry fry the horse gram first till they turn slightly brown color. Take this aside in a plate. Add green gram dal to the pan and dry fry it till the dal turns golden brown colour. Take this too in the same plate

  2. Next add thur dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown colour. Take this roasted dal to the same plate. Then add black pepper and fry for a 30 seconds. Take this to the plate

  3. Add red chillies and dry fry for 30 seconds and add it to the plate.Finally dry fry salt and add it to the other ingredients

  4. Allow all the fried ingredients to cool off and then grind all these in a mixer along with jeera to a fine powder

  5. The tasty Paruppu podi is ready to serve with cooked rice.
  6. Paruppu Podi

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  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

    1. Hi, Please refer these links for adai and vangibath. http://www.subbuskitchen.com/2009/09/brinjal-ricevaangi-baath.html


  7. Jeera should be added or optional?and what about asafoetida?

    1. Hi, Jeera should be added while grinding. Hing is optional, I have not included.