Palli Putnala Podi ~ Peanut & Roasted Bengal Gram Spice Powder

 Palli Putnalu Podi  or Peanut and Roasted Bengal gram spice powder is basically prepared in typical south Indian kitchen.  Usually served with idly, dosa, uttapam  etc. along with the regular coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Just dry roast all the ingredients and blend to fine or course powder. There are N number of spice powder to prepare. But for today am here with Peanut and Bengal Gram powder blended with roasted  cumin seeds, red chili and garlic.

I love to have this powder with hot steamed rice mixed with spicy mango pickle. Try it, you will love this spicy rice for sure. This recipe goes to week 3, day 1 of Blogging Marathon 115 under the theme " Accomplishments".



Peanuts 1 cup
Roasted Bengal Gram / Putnalu / Dalia 1 cup
Cumin seeds 2 spoons
Dry red chilies 10 ( depends how spicy you want)
Garlic cloves 3
Salt to taste


Dry roast peanuts and keep aside.
Dry roast Bengal gram and keep aside
Separately dry roast cumin seeds, red chili and garlic and set aside to cool.
Once peanuts are cooled down remove skin and keep aside.
You use the peanuts with skin too if you like.
Now add garlic, cumin seeds and red chili into mixer jar and grind it to smooth or course powder.
Now add Bengal gram, peanuts and salt to taste.
Run the mixer grinder to make the mixture a  fine powder.
You can coarsely make the powder if you do not like it fine smooth powder.
Store in air tight container and serve with idly, dosa or parata.



Suma Gandlur said...

Yuumy and very verstaile podi from south Indian kitchen.

Harini R said...

A very flavorful podi and a must have in the pantry.