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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Poriyal Podi-urad dhal

Poriyal Podi-urad dhal:

It’s the second day of Blogging Marathon, and I have not broken my promise, of making one variety of dhal out of Seven Days of Delicious Dals.

While cooking, powders viz., Sambar Powder, Rasam Powder, Poriyal Podi/Palya Powder/Curry Powder will help you to make the things easily. Powders is not only restricted to these you can make anything which you feel it would be a must for your cooking. Other Powders are Masala Powder, cardamom powder, fenugreek powder, dry ginger powder. You name the ingredient a powder can be made out of it.

Today, I have selected urad dhal to make curry powder or poriyal podi.


  • Urad dhal – 50 gms
  • Ground nut seeds – 100 gms
  • Fried Gram – 50 gms
  • Fried Gram Dhal
  • Red Chillies – 50 gms

  1. Roast urad dhal till reddish brown or a kind of aroma comes out
  2. Roast red chillies but watch out it might get burnt out if it is roasted more, it should be roasted either with one teaspoon of oil or without any oil
  3. Roast ground nut seeds
  4. Remember, roast everything separately
  5. Curry Powder/Poriyal Podi
  6. Add roasted ingredients with fried gram dhal and grind them to make a fine coarse powder

Today’s breakfast was Aloo Rice which is made so easily due to this curry powder. Here is the recipe:

  • Chop aloos into small pieces
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in cooker
  • Add mustard seeds wait till it splutters
  • Add curry leaves and powdered salt
  • Add chopped aloos to the above mixture and mix well
  • Leave it for 3 whistles
  • Once it cools down add curry powder and mix well
  • Serve it with cucumber raita.

Submitting to:


MLLA series is a monthly blog hop started by Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook. Claire is hosting this month - Jan 2012 MLLA, the legume is "Dal" hence submitting this to her post which is a 43rd blog hop.

Sweet Heat Chilli Challenge is started by Lyndsey on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops. This month is a 4th edition hosted by Michelle on Food, Football and a baby.



wah hema u r on run eh.. this is good one

how u manage to get time for so many things

this podi is a allrounder nice one....

This is totally yummy recipe...I am loving it dear..Will try it soon..


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What a great spice mixture! I'm always on the lookout for new ones. Thanks for sending it to My Legume Love Affair.

Hey, this Podi sounds very useful and a handy thing to keep in the pantry!

Nice to have a ready to use podis like this..

Never tried this combination of legumes in powder. Seems a handy one.

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