Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paruppu podi

Pottu kadalai (Roasted gram/pori kadala) - 1 cup
Dry red chillies (cayenne pepper) - 5-6 nos
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt to taste

Dry roast all three ingredients seperately. Put everything together in a mixer bowl and powder to a fine mixture.

Paruppu podi can be used as an accompaniment to Idlis and Dosas. To use , take the required quantity and a little gingelly (ellenna/nallenna) oil to mix into a dip like consistency.

Paruppu podi can also be added to cooked white rice to make an easy flavoured rice variety. Cook and cool the rice. Use a fork to seperate the grains, add a couple of teaspoons of paruppu podi,season with a little gingelly oil or ghee (clarified butter).

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