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Showing posts with label Curry Powder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curry Powder. Show all posts

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.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Palya Powder:

Using different powders in cooking, cooking would be very simpler and fast, as they are handy.

Groundnut Seeds (roasted) - 1 cup
Fried gram (pottukadale) (putani) (chanagapappulu) - 1 cup
Red Chillies (guntur mirpakayalu, which is not twisted) - 1/2 cup

Grind all the above ingredients in a food processor / mixer

Note: You need to just add this powder while making palya/poriyal along with salt for the cooked vegetable.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gojju Powder

Gojju is a kind of dish prepared to add either with indian breads like chappattis, rotis or with rice.

Gojju can be made up of any vegetable viz., Lady's finger, Brinjal, Onion, Tomato, Onion with tomato.

Gojju Powder is a powder which needs to be added for spicing the gojju. It can be stored like sambar powder, or rasam powder.
Urad Dhal - 1 cup
Gram Dhal - 1 cup
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 1 1/4 cup (more or less based on the hot/khara u want)

Fry each of the ingredient separately till it changes its color (but not to black :) which is over fried).
Blend the ingredients

Onion Gojju:
Heat 4 tsps of oil
Add 1 tsp of mustard and wait till it splutters
Add 1 tsp of urad dhal, 1 tsp of gram dhal and wait till it turns its color
Add few curry leaves
Add Salt
Add onion and fry it till it changes its color to light brown
Add little tamarind water and a glass of normal water and allow the mixture to boil
Finally add gojju powder

Thus, the onion gojju is ready.