Garlic Paruppu Podi

This is an Andhra style preparation . This is served with plain white rice.

In a plate , serve yourself a generous amount of plain white rice , pour a tablespoon of ghee over it and mix the rice , now add 2-3 tbsps of Garlic Paruppu podi to the rice. Mix it and enjoy this with Avvakaai Pickle or you can also have it with Maangai Thokku / Mango Pickle.


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Course or type: condiments
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cooking Time: 5


1 tbsp Ghee
cloves 6 Garlic
8 Dry red chillies
200 grams pottukadalai / RoastedGram
1 handful Coconut scrapings


  1. Take a wok / kadaai , keep it on medium heat. Add a tbsp of ghee.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients , except pottukadalai / Roasted Gram dal. Saute all the ingredients until aromatic.
  3. Switch off the stove and now add the pottukadalai / Roasted Gram dal. Saute this in the remaining heat for 2 minutes. Pottukadalai should not be roasted too much as it is already roasted .
  4. Now spread this mixture in a clean plate and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a blender jar and grind it to a smooth powder.
  6. Spread the powder in a clean newspaper or plate and allow it to cool down for 15 minutes.
  7. Later transfer this to an air tight container and store it in a dry place.


This powder need not be refrigerated.


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