Paruppu podi recipe – Lentil powder for rice

       Paruppu podi/ spicy powder with lentil is made quite often at my place since my childhood. It was definitely made for my dad when we(my mom, sis and me) went to our native place during our vacations. It came in really handy during dinner when my dad used to just cook some rice and had it with this powder. I have made it only once since my marriage and somehow this was never my favourite. But when my grandmom send a packet of this a couple of months back, my son had it once and got addicted to this podi. My hubby also insisted I make this. The podi /powder which was sent to me was just perfect and not spicy at all. So though I got lot of recipes in the net, I decided to follow the recipe my grandmom gave me. It was just perfect and loved by all at home. I think I am going to make this regularly now.

I have not really been so regular in december and have been reading lot of books  for the past one week. So I have not been too keen on blogging. As usual I have been promising myself to be regular from january. So I do hope to continue posting from january. I will try to do one last post this month. If I am unable , then I wish all my readers in advance a very happy and  a beautiful new year!!

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Paruppu podi recipe - Lentil powder for rice Yum
Course condiments
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course condiments
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
  1. Roast the lentils one by one till its slightly brown.
  2. Take care that the lentil does not become too brown.
  3. Roast the red chilly for a minute.
  4. Also roast the pepper and cumin seeds taking a minute for each of them.
  5. Also dry roast the hing and salt for a few second.
  6. Allow it to cool.
  7. Grind it to a fine powder in a mixer.
  8. The powder should not be too smooth but slightly on the rougher side.
Recipe Notes

Store in a airtight container.

It will stay good for months.

I usually store in the refrigerator since the climate in Singapore is quite humid and most of the things gets spoiled or infested very soon.

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  1. Yummy.


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