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Garlic Paruppu podi

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Paruppu podi or Kalathu podi is the one which amma makes regularly at home. We all love it especially my brother is a big fan of amma’s Paruppu podi. We have never made garlic paruppu podi. But when I want to post a recipe with an ingredient starting with G, I chose garlic as the ingredient since it has lot of health benefits. There are so many options to make with garlic but this paruppu podi came into my mind. when I was talking with my perima, once she has told me about this paruppu podi. Finally I decided to make garlic paruppu podi which is my perima’s recipe. Thank you Bagyam perima for the recipe.
Check my other podi recipes
Chutney podi
Karuveppillai podi
Rasam podi
Idli podi
Vangibath powder
Bisibelebath podi
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Podi, Powder
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 100 grams (approx)


  • Mixie


  • 4 cups Roasted gram dhal
  • 3 cups Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Moong dhal
  • 1 tsp Toor dhal
  • 1 tsp Channa dhal
  • 2 nos Guntur chilli
  • 4 nos Bedigi chilli
  • As req Salt


  • First take the measured quantity of roasted gram dhal and roast it for a minute until you heat it. Remove it from the pan and allow it to cool.
  • Then add moong dhal and roast it until you get a nice aroma and it turns golden brown in colour.
  • Add toor dhal and roast it until it turns golden brown in colour.
  • Add channa dhal roast it well. When it is half roasted, add the red chillies and roast for few seconds.
  • Finally add the chopped garlic cloves and roast it until crisp and it is golden brown in colour.
  • Allow all the ingredients to cool and transfer it to a mixie jar.
  • Grind it coarsely at first and then add the required amount of salt for this recipe.
  • Grind it again to a fine powder.
  • Garlic paruppu podi is ready. Allow it to cool and store it in an air-tight container.
  • When needed, mix it with rice add a dollop of ghee or oil and eat.



I have used 1/8 measuring cup. So when I mention 4 cups, it is 4*1/8
Keyword paruppu podi, podi varieties, poondu paruppu podi, poondu podi