Kandi Podi | How to make Kandi Podi

By Anjana Rao  |  25th Feb 2016  |  
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About Kandi Podi Recipe

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

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.

Reviews for Kandi Podi (1)

Puja pa year ago

It's yummy