Paruppu podi with pottu kadalai and poondu (garlic). Easy way to make paruppu podi, full video, step by step pictures.
I usually make paruppu podi like the one I have posted earlier, using toor dal. We always like paruppu podi made with toor dal, with some texture in it. I have always wondered how the podi at some restaurants (though have tasted only couple of times). Mom have told me it’s using pottukadalai. Pottukadalai is also known as dalia/ chutney dal/ fried gram dal.
Usually we don’t like podi sticking to our hands while mixing. So mom always makes it with toor dal, grinding coarsely. So both my parents place and inlaws place never use pottukadalai for making paruppu podi. I always had wish to try and have tried once long time back, but it tasted terrible as I didn’t knew the right way to prepare. Such a simple recipe with simple ingredients can go wrong if you don’t prepare in the right way😯.
Today I quickly checked with my friends and as usual my friend Sujithra was prompt sending me the recipe. It turned out well and for a while, I am going to dump my regular paruppu podi recipe and use this one😉
How to make paruppu podi step by step pictures
- First dry roast fried gram dal just for a minute in a pan. Keep aside
- Add oil, roast pepper and red chillies. One roast, add garlic.
- Roast until golden here and there. Lastly add cumin seeds and roast until it pops a little.
- Cool down all and grind together in a mixer to a fine powder.
Serve with steamed rice and sesame oil or ghee.