Walnut Paruppu Podi

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My kitchen pantry will always have atleast 2 rice-mix podi varieties. Without which i lack the zing in my lunch. I keep mixing and matching the ingredients to get my own podi, some i have blogged here in my kitchen, for some, i should try noting down the correct measurements, so i can blog.  Coming to today's recipe, I was planning watercress chutney, yeah, but then couldn't find the greens in the nearby grocery. So, i settled with this Walnut paruppu podi. The normal paruppu podi recipe and horsegram & walnut rice-mix podi, both are regular at home, now this walnut paruppu podi too joins that wagon. 
1/2 cup tuvar dal
1/4 cup chana dal
1/2 cup walnuts
10 nos red chilies
2 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hing
2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • Dry roast each ingredient, except hing and salt separately until golden brown. Let the ingredients cool completely. Take the roasted ingredients into a mixie along with salt and hing.
  • Pulse and grind it to a little coarse powder.  I prefer mine little coarse. Take care not to grind it continuously since the walnuts might release butter and it will become a paste.  So pulse and grind.
  • Remove the powder to clean, air tight container, it will stay fresh for 10 days on the counter. If storing for more days,  I usually refrigerate it.
  • Mix it with hot steaming rice and a dollop of ghee for a yummilicious experience. 

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  1. These nuts are always in stock in my kitchen and love the idea of these healthy nuts to the podi. Will try this version soon.

  2. Bookmarking the recipe. A healthy, spicy and flavorful podi!!

  3. two walnut recipes.. very nice. Loved veenas milagai podi and yours too. Bookmarking these.. These twists to the traditional dishes are always great naa.

  4. Love the zing added by the walnuts... lovely twist...

  5. Lovely pictures Priya..and the podi sounds even more delicious..

  6. Omg, have already bookmarked Veena's walnut milagai podi and now you are with paruppu podi, bookmarking this also, beautiful clicks.

  7. Walnut is a nice addition to the normal paruppu podi. Very beautifully captured..

  8. Love this version of podi with walnuts.

  9. Walnut podi looks flavorful .Love your clicks Priya.

  10. Two recipes using walnuts on a day. Looks like I am getting wonderful ideas to use them in daily cooking!


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