‘Andhra Paruppu Podi’ is a protein packed spiced powder or chutney powder prepared with roasted spices and lentils. It is usually served with idli, dosa, appam, upma and even with simple steamed rice with a dollop of desi ghee. Andhra podi is a lip smacking and healthy accompaniment for idlis, vada, uttappam or dosa 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.