Tuesday, July 13, 2010


                                        CHUTNEY POWDER(KANDI PODI)

1 small cup -- tur dal

1 small cup  - bengal gram/channa dal    
1 1/4 tsps - cumin seeds
7-8 -  dried red chillis
few  curry leaves
1/2 tsp -  asafoetida
salt to taste
1 tsp  - oil


1. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel and add both the dals and slowly, dry roast on low to medium heat stirring constantly till they turn red. Don’t burn them. Remove from pan and keep aside.
2.  In the same vessel, add the cumin seeds and toss them on medium heat for 2-3 mts.
3. Remove from pan and keep aside.
4.  Next drizzle some oil in the vessel, add the dry red chillis and curry leaves and stir fry for5mts.
5.  Remove and cool.
6.  Once cool, grind all the ingredients to a slightly coarse or a rough texture. Add salt to taste and asafoetida and combine.
 Store in an air-tight container...............

6 Serve hot with white steamed rice or dosa and a dollop of ghee.


  1. Interesting recipe, perfect with idlies or even plain rice.

  2. Never tried with channa dal,sounds yummm

  3. thats a really nice recipe.. we can use this powder for garnishishing poriyal and all.

  4. Podi luks perfect,yummy combo with idly...

  5. Hi there thanks for dropping by :)Loved your cutney powder. I am imagining having it with dosa right now :) Thank you for your collection of recipes. I'm a newbie to the cooking world. I too have a passion for cooking and on that front I also own http://cookpratiba.blogspot.com :) Thanks for dropping by :) Take care :)