Paruppu Podi – Lentils Powder

May 19, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesPodi/Powders  11 comments

Paruppu Podi is an essential podi variety in any South Indian household. I would say, this is the simplest & quickest podi/powder. As u know homemade is the best, I try to stock this paruppu podi, but every time I make a batch it gets over in 2-3 days 🙂 We not only have this with rice, but also with dosa, idli, chapathi etc so no wonder it gets over..

It tastes divine when served with hot steaming rice & a dollop of ghee along with papad. An addition of any kootu variety would be a feast.

Now to the recipe..


[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 5 mins]


  • Toor Dal – 1 cup
  • Red Chilly – 2
  • Pepper Corns – 1 tsp
  • Asafoteida – a generous pinch
  • Salt – as needed


  • Heat a pan & dry roast red chillies & pepper corns for a min. Add toor dal & roast it till they are golden brown. Switch off the flame & add asafoetida.

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  • Let it cool. Add required salt and grind it into a powder.

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That’s it!! Paruppu Podi is ready…

Store it in an air tight container.



  1. U can add 1 or 2 garlic pods while grinding to make the Paruppu Podi more flavourful.
  2. U can add a few curry curry leaves too.

11 comments to Paruppu Podi – Lentils Powder

  • veenashankar  says:

    flavourful podi .. homemade is always best

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    I can smell it from the pic. looks lovely. My fav. one.

  • Preetha  says:

    awesome podi… to go with rice……

  • Rani Vijoo  says:

    Good one sudari….very easy and comfortable recipe…

  • Sony's kitchen  says:

    Easy and flavorful podi!

  • Priya  says:

    I never forget to make them at home, a life saver definitely.

  • Hema  says:

    Love this with some rice and ghee, yumm..

  • Gloria  says:

    flavorful & yummy podi…homemade is the def the best

  • gayathri  says:

    yummy podi. wish to have it with hot rice. nice clicks.

  • Farida  says:

    Nice, something different and new.

  • shwetha  says:

    My all time favourite,luks tempting..

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