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 dal – 250 grams or 1.25 cups approx
- Red chilies – 2 to 3 (You can add up to 5 and in that case reduce the black peppercorns)
- Black pepper – 2 tbsps
- Salt – as required
- Dry roast toor dhal, red chilies, and black pepper till toor dhal turns brown.
- Let it cool.
- Dry grind along with salt into a fine powder.