Parrupu Podi – Toor dhal powder for rice

Podis are very very famous in South India. I know in Andhra, its a must. For me paruppu podia is a comfort food. When I don’t feel like eating sambhar or rasam, my togo will be podis, be it karuvepillai podi or paruppu podi.

Here goes the recipe.


  • Toor dhal : 1/4 kg
  • Red chillies – 3
  • Black pepper – 2 tbsps
  • Salt – as required
  • Dry roast toor dhal, red chillies and black pepper till toor dhal turns brown.
  • Let it cool.
  • Dry grind along with salt into fine powder.   


And thats it, paruppu podi is ready. Serve it with hot rice either with ghee or gingelly oil.

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