May 2, 2013

Urad dhall podi/Ulandhu paruppu podi

On my lazy days,i love to have some podi rice.I usually  have toor dhall or store bought ones.My mom recently sent me urad dhall podi ,it was so tasty and very healthy too.I wanted to share with you guys.

Dry roast all the ingredients separately and grind them smooth ,not too smooth.Enjoy with some hot rice,dollop of ghee ,pappad or any dhal gravy.It taste so heavenly.

  1. Urad dhall- 250g
  2.  Raw rice-25g
  3. Whole Jeera-1 tsp
  4. Red Chilli-1 handful
  5. Whole Pepper-1/2 tsp
  6. Garlic-6 pod
  7. Curry leaves-2 string
  8. Salt as needed
  9. Hing -1/4 tsp

  1. First roast the urad dhall till golden.
  2. Roast  all the other ingredients separately and let them cool.
  3. Grind the red chillies ,garlic first.
  4. Then add all other ingredients except curry leaves and grind them.
  5. Last add the curry leaves and pulse them.Take care not to make the powder too smooth,little coarse texture makes the podi very tasty.

  1. Store the powder in an airtight container.
  2. Never use wet spoon as the podi may get spoiled.
  3. Take care while roasting .
  4. Always add ghee/oil to the rice and then mix the powder so it mixes well and it taste good .
  5. Grind the curryleaves in the last ,it gives more aroma.


  1. Would like to have podi rice now, your pic tempts me a lot dear. Lovely presentation.

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  2. Useful post. Nice podi with ghee and rice.

  3. i would love to try this... new for me. lovely clicks too.

  4. very yummy podi n always homemade s best...

  5. Hi Meena,This is Meena :)Thank you soo much for stopping by my space .First time here, Encourage spice looks so beautiful with everything in pristine white ,lot of good recipes too.Glad to follow u back.
    Would love to have parippu podi,double dollop ghee and some rasam :)

  6. Mouth Watering Paruppu Podi ...I am gonna try this out.. Thank you for sharing ..

  7. Lovely and super podi, thanks for sharing...

  8. Very delicious podi...wud tasty amazing with rice and a dollop of ghee i guess!

  9. Great tips and step by step guideline on how to make this super podi. I have to say no to the store bought ones and say yes to such home made versions.

  10. Podi looks superb and flavourful,Meena! :)

  11. Hi dear, i have always been looking for south indian powder recipe, and here it is. thanks for sharing it :-)

  12. Yummy podi Meena.. Would love to have with a spoon of ghee and rice.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Will try this soon dear :-)

  13. Healthy podi. like to try it.

  14. luv dis type of podis vth hot irce n ghee...nice cliks btw.

  15. Getting tO to know about more & more about south Indian food through your blog. Podi means dry chutney ?

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments.Yes podi means dry chutney.

  16. Yummy podi Meena.. I love to have it with rice and ghee..Love your clicks

  17. Delicious podi! My hubby was asking for paru podi today..shall try this n let you know soon!

  18. You will definitely like it ,please do try and let me know.

  19. I love this podi goes well with dosa and rice nice.

  20. For a lazy day, just a dash of this podi on the hot rice is heavenly and makes your tummy happy too.

    Beautiful presentation dear.

  21. A different variation, I am podi lover too. Will try this one soon.