Paruppu Podi|Lentil Powder for Rice|Spiced Dal Powder for Babies,Kids and Toddlers

Paruppu Podi/Mixed lentil Powder/Spiced Dal Powder is a staple in most of our houses. It is a quick and healthy accompaniment to rice and especially for babies, kids and toddlers. If you have the paruppu podi in your pantry you can manage a quick, tasty and healthy lunch. Paruppu podi has different versions and the below one is a special method from mom for babies, kids and toddlers. We have always a stock of paruppu podi with pottukadalai at home as we have the habit of including it with sothi / vendhaya saru /puli kulambhu/keerai saaru. This can be stored for 3 months at room temperature. This is a no garlic version, I shall soon share the garlic version, special spicy version too.

Let’s have a look the recipe of Paruppu podi.

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  • Toor Dhal -1/4 cup
  • Moong Dhal-1/4 cup
  • Pepper-1/2 tbsp
  • Red Chilly-2

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1.Measure all ingredients and keep them ready.

2.Clean the pulses .

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3.In a pan , dry roast pepper and separate it.

4.Add the remaining ingredients and dry roast for 5 minutes in medium flame until aroma arises.

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5.Cool them in a plate and grind them into a fine powder.

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6.Cool and store in an airtight container.


You can add some roasted bengal gram/pottukadalai to this.

The ratio is purely your choice.

Skip red chillies for kids below one year.

Serve this with a dash of ghee and steaming hot rice.

Ensure to have introduced each ingredient well in advance and eliminate allergies before trying this.

Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to your babies.

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