September 6, 2010

Kandi Podi ~ Toor Dal Powder

Kandi Podem ~ Red Gram Powder
Ingredients :

Red Gram / Toor Dal / Kandipappu : 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies : 4 - 7
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Oil : 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the red gram, cumin seeds and red chillies to it. Roast till aromatic or until they turn into light brown color. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely. Grind the roasted ingredients into a fine powder. Now add the salt and mix very well. Serve with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. Love this version of podi! Would love to have some with rice and ghee!

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  2. wow ,love podi ..thanks u somuch for sharing the recipe..i can feel the aroma of cumin in the podi ...


  3. this podi is our favorite while visiting Andhra restaurants..! looks inviting..

  4. Thats an aromatic and delicious podi. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My husband loves this with hot rice and we put little pepper corn also.Yours also looks perfect.

  6. we too make this podi, call it paruppu podi, lovely with rice!, I do not add cumin though, actually my hubby makes it often I add pepper too.., lovely click..

  7. Kandhi podi,a favourite ,looks delicious.

  8. nice clik and yumm podi with toor dal...would def be great with rice...

  9. Very nice, simple and yummy recipe. Podi looks delicious.

  10. I love this podi,I add garlic in place of cumin, cumin seeds sounds like a nice idea ,will try sometime!

  11. Delicious podi !! Always love to start my meal with little podi sadham :)


  12. Hey I have tried it once. Tastes good with hot rice & ghee:)


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