Paruppu Podi | Dal Powder

Paruppu Podi | Dal Powder

Paruppu Podi

Paruppu podi is a quintessential South Indian dal powder mix.It is made by powdering the roasted dals together along with spices. It is a very flavourful recipe and is often had along with hot rice with a slight drizzle of ghee or gingelly oil. There are many variations of paruppu podi, this recipe below is a typical Tamil Nadu style podi and my family's heirloom recipe. Check out how to make this spicy paruppu podi recipe below.


Toor dal-50 gms 
Urud dal -50 gms
Bengal gram dal -50 gms
Green gram dal -25 gms
Red chillies -10-15 nos
Fenugreek seeds -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tbsp
Peppercorns -1 tsp
Asafetida -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Rock salt  -1/4 -1/2 tsp


👉Dry roast each dal separately until light golden brown colour.Set aside.

👉Dry roast cumin seeds, peppercorns, asafetida together set aside.

👉Dry roast the red chillies, finally add turmeric powder roast for few seconds. set aside.

👉Now first powder the red chillies ,then add all other ingredients and grind to a very very fine powder.

👉Sieve the dal mixture in a fine wire siever,(you can either grind the remains in the seiver called kappi again or store and use the kappi as such in dry curries).

👉Allow the paruppu podi to cool down completely,then store in airtight container.

👉Serve along with hot rice and ghee.

Preparation Time -20 mins
Yield - approx 200 -250 gms.


✍️You can add any dal combinations.
✍️You can add horsegram too.
✍️Adjust the spiciness according to your taste preference.

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