Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Karappodi/Idli podi

I love this podi very much. I would like to eat my dosa or idli with this podi rather than with peanut chutney.Again this is amma's recipe and it goes very well even with hot rice and ghee. There are many variations in preparation of this podi and you can substitute garlic with big pinch of hing if you wish.I have used pea nuts and moong dal in its preparation, which gives very good taste to this powder.

Chana dal-1/2 cup
Urad dal-1/2 cup
Coriander seeds-1/2cup
Red chillies-12-13(Adjust to your taste)
Pea nuts-2tbsp
Moong dal-2tbsp
Tamarind-1small lemon sized ball
Garlic cloves-8


  1. Heat oil in a pan add chana dal,urad dal,peanuts,moong dal.When they start changing color add coriander seeds and red chillies.
  2. Fry them till they turn brow and emit nice aroma and switch off the flame
  3. Now add garlic and tamarind and cool them completely.
  4. Grind them to powder and serve over hot rice or idli and dosa


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks superb. I want to devour it with hot rice and ghee, right now :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks karappodi and idly combo.