Andhra Paruppu Podi Recipe

Andhra Paruppu Podi is a protein packed spiced powder or chutney powder prepared with roasted spices and lentils.

(Andhra Style Spiced Lentil Powder)

Lentil recipes | Podi recipes | Andhra recipes | Dal recipes

Recipe, styling & photography by – Sunayana Gupta

Recipe Type – Side dish with idli, upma, rice, dosa, appam

Cuisine – Andhra/South India

Key Ingredients – Toor dal, channa dal, garlic and spices

Eqipments used – Pan, mixer/grinder

Preparation & cooking time – 15 minutes

Shelf Life – More than 2 months

It is usually served with idli, dosa, appam, upma and even with simple steamed rice with a dollop of desi ghee. This is also a good and healthy accompaniment for idlis when you have no time to cook rasam and sambhar.

The recipe for this Andhra paruppu podi is age old and every household has a unique and delicious variety. Some make it without garlic, while some even add tamarind for a tangy twist. You can also add sesame seeds, asafetida, dessiccated coconut or vary the amount of red chilly to suit your taste buds.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve this healthy Andhra podi with adai dosa, bread dosa, rava idli and idli upma along with desi ghee and ginger tea for a healthy and filling breakfast.


Arahar dal (Toor dal) – 4 tablespoon

Channa dal – 2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Coriander seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Black peppercorns – 5-7

Dry red chilly – 2

Garlic – 2-3 cloves

Salt – To taste

Oil – 1 tablespoon


1. To begin with the recipe, first we need to heat oil in a pan and roast all the ingredients, except salt.

2. Roast on low flame till the ingredients turn golden brown and give out a nice aroma. Remove from heat.

3. Cool at room temperature and grind to a fine powder with salt.

4. Store in an air tight container. Stays fresh for more than 2 months.

This podi tastes absolutely delicious with steamed rice and idlis topped with desi ghee.

Sunayana Gupta, Food Consultant

Sunayana Gupta, Food Consultant

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