Sunday, November 20, 2011

Andhra Paruppu Podi Recipe-Kandi Podi

I always stock 3-4 podi varieties in my kitchen, so that it will come handy when I am tired or sick or not in a mood to cook. I have already posted the Tamil style of making paruppu podi without garlic. I got this recipe from my Andhra friend. I loved it so much because of the garlic flavor, so thought of sharing it here. Today let us learn the Andhra style of making Paruppu podi using this easy recipe.

Andhra Paruppu Podi-Kandi Podi

Andhra Paruppu Podi-Kandi Podi

Andhra Paruppu Podi

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 1 3/4 cup
 Recipe CategoryPodi-Side Dish
 Recipe CuisineAndhra

   Ingredients needed

   Tur dal - 1 cup
   Fried gram - 1 cup (putanalu pappu)
   Garlic - 2 full pods or (50-70 grams)
   Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
   Red chillies - 8-10
   Hing - 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves - few (optional)
   Salt as required
   Oil -1/4 tsp


Dry roast tur dal on medium flame stirring continuously, until it turns golden brown. Add hing, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry for a few more minutes. Leave it to cool.

Dry roast fried gram (pottukadalai in Tamil) and garlic separately. If you do not like garlic flavor, use less garlic.

Heat 1/4 tsp of oil and fry red chillies. Then grind everything together coarsely with salt needed.

This podi is very delicious with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee. You just have to prepare any vegetable curry or papads as a side dish for this.

Variation - You can prepare this podi without tur dal also. Use just fried gram and reduce the number of chillies and garlic.

More Podi varieties

Sambar Podi and Rasam podi

Idly Milagai Podi

Karuveppilai Podi

Curry Podi
(used for vegetable curries)

Paruppu Podi (Tamil Brahmin style without garlic)

Ellu Podi (sesame seed podi)

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. love 2 hv this wid hot steaming rice

  2. Podi is indeed very yum..:) lovely post dear..:)

  3. Delicious and yummy paruppu podi..this is my hubby;s favorite.

  4. Love to have with rice topped with ghee..yumm!

  5. Lovely podi recipe, perfect with rice:)

  6. wow such a flavourful podi,love to have it with ghee...

  7. something i was searching for........

  8. AWWW that is one yummy spice mix. I bet it would taste divine with hot rice and ghee :)

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  10. wow...sounds absolutely tempting podi...excellent clicks

  11. This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

  12. Everytime I go to Andhra style restaurants, which I go very often. I always end up ordering meals and I start with Rice ghee and this podi and by the time I get to try the curries I'm already full. That is how much I love this podi...

    I really am glad to have found this recipe. :)

  13. I loved the flavor of garlic in this..Andhra podis are always on my fav list..and this is going to be one of them!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. My fav from any Andra restaurant :)

  15. parippu podi looks delicious. I love to have with my rice.

  16. Thanks for your recipe. I have tried paruppu podi before, but the pottu kadalai addition was a twist. It turned out very well.

  17. We tried this paruppu podi today and it cameout extremely good.Me & my roommates enjoyed having it with hot rice and top of it with ghee.The combo is too yummy to have &delicious taste.
    When we were in chennai,myself and my friends used to go to the andra meals restaurant(opp to big bazzar,tnagar)often and we like the paruppu podi from there this recipe is too good and very very tasty that we can make anytime at our place and it is very handy for bachelors like us.thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.


  18. i've been doing this for past 2 weeks and my 7 years old daughter just loves this. I've slighly changed the recipe by using black pepper instead of red chilli and adding nuts like almond, walnut, pista, cashew and peanuts. It is really yummy :)

  19. Hi! Have always been fascinated by your versatile recipes and the clear cut way of explaining. One of my blog readers had asked for paruppu podi recipe and I have suggested your link. Congrats on the wonderful job.

  20. Hello mam,, just want to clarify whether can we keep refrigerated these powders or it has to be kept in room temperature..

  21. Aruna Sridar - You do not have to refrigerate. It stays good at room temperature, but handle it with care. Do not use wet spoon to take the podi etc

  22. Hi. I Iove podi from andhra mess.. I culdnt find in my place.. Is that above receipe same as of from andhra mess?

  23. Hi. This recipe is nice. I tried it and came well.
    Can we replace fried gram with channa dal ( kadalai paruppu in tamil)?

    1. It is fried gram (pottukadalai) which gives a nice taste to the Andhra podi. So do not replace it with channa dal.


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