Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paruppu Podi

First let me disclaim, this is not an usual Paruppu Podi. This is prepared to ease the digestion. Usually Paruppu podi mixed with Rice and little ghee is eaten first during Lunch. Paruppu Podi sadham actually stimulates the appetite. Its a healthy start of the meal too. This recipe for paruppu podi has dry ginger(sukku) in it, thus helping easy digestion. People suffering from Ulcer can have this Sukku Paruppu Podi. Dry Ginger will act as a good medicine.

Paruppu Podi


Tuvar Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu / Red Gram Dal - 2 cup's
Dry Ginger / Sukku - 10 gms ( refer above pic, to know the size approximately)
Jeeragam / Cumin - 1 spoon
Pepper / Milagu - 1 spoon
Asafoetida / Perungayam - 1/4 spoon
Curry Leaves / Karivepillai - 10


Dry Roast the Tuvar Dal, till it turns to golden colour.
Dry Roast the Pepper, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Grind the Dry Ginger into fine powder and sieve it finely.
Now Grind the roasted Tuvar Dal + Pepper + Cumin + Curry Leaves + Asafoetida powder + Dry Ginger Powder + Salt to taste. Grind them close to fine. it should be little coarse too.
Now Paruppu Podi ready. store it in air tight container.

2 Food Tablets

Mix 2 tsp's of the paruppu podi to 1 cup of rice, add little ghee / sesame oil and mix. have this paruppu podi rice first for meals.

Typical South Indian Lunch Plate
Meal Today

Paruppu podi sadham 2 urundai, beans poriyal, murungakaai-kathrikaai kaara kuzhambu and Rasam

Do Prepare this and have it for a healthy living!!
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