Kandi Podi | How to make Kandi Podi

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About Kandi Podi

Podis or south indian gun powders are essentially lentils pounded in with red chillies and garlic are eternal part of each and every Andhra household. Podis are a part of everyday meals be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everyone has their own version of podi but all the versions taste great. Kandi Podi is prepared using tur dal and chana dal. It is extremely flavourful when had with rice and dollop of ghee.

Kandi Podi is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Andhra Pradesh. Kandi Podi is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Kandi Podi is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 5 minute and it takes 10 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Kandi Podi. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Kandi Podi is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Kandi Podi is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Kandi Podi. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Kandi Podi at your home.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves8People
Kandi Podi

Ingredients to make Kandi Podi

  • 1 cup tur dal/kandi pappu/pigeon peas
  • 1/4th cup chana dal/bengal gram/chenaga pappu
  • 6 to 7 dried red chillies
  • 5 cloves of garlic with skin on (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/4th tsp asafeotida /Hing
  • Salt to taste

How to make Kandi Podi

  1. Heat a heavy bottom kadai, add tur dal and chana dal. Dry roast till dals start releasing a nice aroma and turn slightly brown.
  2. At this stage add the cumin seed and dried red chillies and continue to roast for a minute.
  3. Now add in the garlic and roast for a few seconds.
  4. Remove and cool down all the ingredients.
  5. Blend all the ingredients along with salt and asafoetida to a slightly coarse mixture.
  6. Enjoy Kandi Podi with steamed rice and a big dollop of ghee.

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