Friday, February 10, 2012

Pottukadalai podi

I always stock up this podi, while i was in boarding school, which will help to swallow the hard idli's. even at home, our typical breakfast would be two idli's with pottukadalai paruppu podi. We used to have two different podi's at home, one is this mildly spiced pottukadalai podi for the kid and the other is spicy idli milagaai podi for adults. Pottukadalai podi  is me and my son's favourite podi. we have it with hot idli's  or with hot rice and ghee.

Lunch with carrot beans poriyal, cabbage poriyal, rasam and 2 portions of pottukadalai podi sadham

Pottukadalai Paruppu Podi

Recipe adapted from Shobana's My Cookbook
Preparation time : less than 15 minutes
Yields: approx 150 grams

Required Ingredients:

Kadala paruppu / chana dal - 1/2 cup
Pottukadalai / dalia(roasted chana dal) - 1 cup
Dry red chilli - 6
Black pepper - 6 (or) 1 tsp
Asafoetida / hing - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 clove(optional)
Rock salt - 1/2 tsp


Dry roast the dals one by one in medium flame. it may take 3-4 minutes to roast the dal.

Next roast the dry red chilli, pepper and garlic.

If you are using rock salt(kal uppu) dry roast it. cool down the roasted ingredients.

Grind all the roasted ingredients along with hing into a fine powder.

Store the podi in an air tight container.

This podi can be mixed with sesame oil and had with idli's and podi can be mixed with hot rice and ghee.

Happy Weekend!!


  1. Podi looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. I make a podi with just pottu kadalai (and dried coconut).. i must try with the channa dhal.

  3. Podi looks awesome..:)) Bookmarked it ..

  4. nice blog, after seen your blog i known how to prepare it..yhanks for sharing your blogs..........


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