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.
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
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 Padhuskitchen.com