Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instant Rice podi| Potu kadala parupu podi

There are days when you  know you have to cook but too lazy to even move a finger on those days such powders come handy and you know you're still eating healthy.
Just a drop of ghee or sesame seed oil drizzled over this podi/powder sprinkled rice is a satisfying meal in itself  with some papads.

pottu kadala parupu podi for rice


I always make keep a  batch  ready along with  the idli podi never know when it will come of use.


Preparation time : 15mins 

You need
Roasted bengal gram/pottu  kadala 2 cups
Dried red chillies 5-6 numbers
Garlic pods 4-5 numbers
Cumin seeds/jeera 2 tsp
Curry leaves handfull
Asoefetida powder/khayam podi a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tsp


  • In a pan, heat the oil, roast the curry leaves and red chillies until they all look brown and crispy
  • then add the garlic and roast till the outside is brown don't allow it to burn.
  • Allow the above to cool down.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and the cooled and roasted ingredients and powder it in a blender.
  • Allow this to cool down and store in an airtight container.

Serve this podi with hot steamed rice and ghee or sesame seed oil and any roasted vegetables and papads.
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Tips:
- The measures are what I used to make this podi like my family prefers, you can alter the measures of spices.
- THis podi stays good on the shelf with no refrigeration for about a month just use a dry spoon everytime.

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