Tanjore style Paruppu Podi

This is a simple condiment coming from Tanjore. This is served with plain white rice and ghee.


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Course or type: condiments
  • Preparation Time: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cooking Time: 10


2 compounded Asafoetida pellets
2 handfuls Toor dal
1 handful chana dal
2 tbsps pepper
6 dry red chillies


  1. Take a wok / kadaai , keep it on high heat.
  2. Add all the ingredients mentioned above to the hot wok and dry roast them until aromatic.
  3. Once the dals turn golden brown and the entire kitchen is filled with its aroma , take it off the heat and spread it on a clean plate.
  4. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Later add this roasted mixture to the blender jar and grind it to a fine powder.
  6. Transfer the powder onto a newspaper and allow it to cool down for about 15 minutes.
  7. Later transfer this to an air-tight jar and store it in a dry place.


No need to refrigerate this powder.


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