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March 14, 2009

PODI VARIETIES / PODI FOR RICE

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I am very happy in sending this post to Colors of taste – powders event by smitha of kadumanga.
I have shared the recipes of 4 different podis which we have with rice/idly/dosa along with sesame oil. Even bachelors can try this by grinding them in lots and store in an air tight container. After coming from the tiresome job , they can just mix this podi in rice and enjoy with papad for a simple , quick n delightful dinner !!
Here are the podis,

1. INSTANT POTTUKADALAI PODI / FRIED GRAM DAL POWDER
This podi is served in most of the restaurants as paruppu podi!! My mom used to make it like this..
Ingredients:
  • Fried gram dal / DHALIA – 1 handful / 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly – 2 nos
  • Pepper corns – 10 - 15 nos (depends on ur taste)
  • Garlic flakes – 4 nos ( skin removed)
  • Salt – as needed.
Method:
  • Grind all the above into a fine powder and store it in an airtight container.
No roasting part is needed here .Hope bachelors would find it useful!!
It tastes heaven when mixed with plain rice adding sesame oil and paired with vathakuzhambu

side dish!!Fried Gram Dal Powder!!

2.TOOR DAL POWDER / PARUPPU PODI

My MIL used to follow this method.I learnt it from her..
Ingredients:
  • Toor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly – 2 nos
  • Pepper corns – 10 nos
  • Garlic flakes – 4 nos(Skin removed)
  • Oil – few drops.
  • Salt – to taste
Method:
  • Heat a kadai with very little oil and roast the toor dal along with red chilly till nice aroma arises(toor dal will turn little golden brown).
  • Let it cool.Grind this into a powder by running the mixie (Should be slightly coarse).
  • Now add the pepper corns and garlic flakes.
  • Run the mixie once or twice.Check for salt.
  • No problem even if the salt is less,we can add while mixing with rice..
  • Store it in an airtight container.
The same way u can do it with moong dal…
Mix  with plain rice along with sesame oil /ghee .


Paruppu podi!!


3.CORIANDER SEEDS POWDER

This recipe is also from my MIL.Its very good to control Pitham (Bile secretions).So i have this podi regularly in my lunch.

Ingredients:
  • Dry coriander seeds/Dhania – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly – 1 no
  • Pepper corns – 10 – 15 nos.
  • Garlic flakes – 5 nos(Skin removed)
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste.
Method:
  • Heat a kadai and dry roast coriander seeds,pepper, jeera and red chilly till nice aroma arises(In Medium flame just 1-2 min roasting is sufficient).
  • Cool and Grind all the above items with required salt to make a powder.
  • Now add the garlic flakes and run the mixie once.
  • Store it in  an airtight container.. 
It tastes great when mixed with plain rice and sesame oil (of course with papad!!).

Corinader seeds powder!!

4.IDLY MILAGAI PODI

Last but not the least ,idly podi is our favorite.My father used to have at least one idly or dosa with podi at the end.He says eating with podi gives the fulfillment for tiffin.The recipe i have given is my mom’s version.Its a big hit among my dad’s friends.They used to ask the recipe for this idly podi I learnt this from her and i made it yesterday for the first time. My hubby just loved it.He liked the garlic flavor in it..

Ingredients
  • Urad dal – 1/4 cup
  • Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1/8 cup
  • Red chilly – 12  nos(increase if u need spicy)
  • Curry leaves -  a sprig
  • Garlic flakes –7-8 nos
  • Asafetida – 2 pinches
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed.
Method:
  • Heat a kadai with little oil and roast the dals with red chilly.
  • Add a pinch of hing/asafetida and roast it till the dals turn golden brown.Switch off the flame and add the curry leaves.
  • Mix it well so that the curry leaves will get dried in that heat.
  • Cool and grind it to a coarse powder without adding salt.
  • Now add the salt and garlic flakes and run the mixie twice.
Garlic flavored idly podi is ready to serve with idly/dosa along with gingely/sesame oil.

Idly Millagai Podi!!



31 comments :

  1. yummy powders with hot rice.Loved mulaga podi

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  2. love all the podis and my mom/mil make them all (and i just eat them ;-))

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  3. great collection of podi's , looks yum.

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  4. lovely podis, I specially like the idly milagai pogi... can smell the aroma here :)

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  5. All the podis look delicious. I hardly make any got a lot to learn.

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  6. I love all podis,looks wonderful!!!

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  7. I have an entire folder dedicated to powders and I am thrilled with this most - more for me to collect and try. Thank you!

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  8. SO many yummy podis...thanks a lot Chitra.... I should try everything one by one :)

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  9. Lovely array of podis with all info about that..Yumm

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  10. Thanks for the information! I've never made powders myself but this gives me a wonderful idea of the varieties that are possible.

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  11. My hubby loves these Podi's Chitra..with ghee n rice..its yum..:)
    Thanks for posting this..:)

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  12. thats a whole lot of podis!!! looks lovely!

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  13. spice powders, you've got it all, nice colors for our kitchen!

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  14. thanku cynthia,gita,ashwini,TN,varsha ,deepa,superchef and akal:)

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  15. Thats a lovely collection of delicious podis..great work chitra:)

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  16. Thats a good collection of podi. Info about coriander podi is much useful. thanks.

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  17. Wow that is a lot of delicious podi going on there.

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  18. Delicious powders.. I can complete my meal with just these powders! No cooking! yay!:D

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  19. wow nice collection of powders that too in one post good job on this one

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  20. Love eating podis with curds and rice.wonderful array of podis Chitra.

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  21. Wonderful post and thanks for stopping by..u too have a wonderful blog :)

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  22. joined your blog, as I love Indian food, hubby from Chennai

    rebecca

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  23. The podis look gr8. Idli podi is a favorite at my place.

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  24. Thanku all buddies:)
    yes anu, i too finish my lunch only with podis sometimes:)
    thanku rebecca:)

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  25. Hi chitra.. nice collection of home made podis... looks gr8:-)

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  26. lovely array of podis for the event!

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