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kandi podi

Kandi Podi Recipe

Kandi Podi or Andhra Paruppu Podi with Video. Vegan, gluten free, versatile & easy podi that is eaten mixed with rice & ghee served with Avakkai Pickle.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 8


  • Tur dal - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted gram dal or Chutney dal - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 8 to 10 pods
  • Whole dry red chilies - 6 to 7
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp


  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add tur dal and roast till the dal begins to change color. Simmer the flame & roast till it becomes golden brown in color. Transfer to a bowl to let cool.
  • Add roasted gram to the same pan and roast to golden brown in color. Transfer to the same bowl.
  • Add cumin seeds, roast till the aroma rises and transfer to the bowl.
  • To the same pan, add 1/2 tsp oil, add dry red chilies and curry leaves. Fry till the chilies change color and transfer to the same bowl.
  • Add 1/2 tsp oil, add the garlic pods. Saute over low flame till it gets half cooked and has golden brown spots on the outer skin.
  • Switch off stove and let it cool in the pan itself. Transfer the cooled down ingredients from the bowl to a mixie jar.
  • Grind to a coarse powder. Add the roasted garlic, asafoetida and salt to the mixie jar. Once again grind to a coarse powder.
  • Transfer kandi podi to a bowl and let it cool completely. Transfer to an air tight container.
  • To Serve: To a cup of hot rice, add 1/2 tsp ghee, few tbsp of this kandi podi, mix well and eat it with avakkai or any subzi of your choice.