Friday, March 8, 2013

Jeera Paruppu Podi / Jeeraga Sadham Podi / Spiced Cumin seeds Powder

Wishing a very Happy Women's Day to all the amazing women. Though I have many seen many respectable n inspiring women in my life, my first inspiration is my Mom/Amma. Today,She is thousand n thousands miles apart, she is always on my mind n close to my heart. Have learnt everything from her, How to be n How not to be, Do's n Do not's, love, caring, priority, anger, patience, everything. One living example to me, she struggled lot to brought up me n my sister. The one n only woman who care for me n laugh when I laugh, cry when I cry, living n holding her breath for us. The only thing She expect from me is daily 30 minutes phone or Skype call which made her day. Missing her a lot n she too miss me n her Grand sons. Just a small thought on this special day :)
Now coming to the recipe, Jeeraga Paruppu podi is one of my fav podi, very aromatic n healthy podi with the goodness of freshly roasted cumin, pepper n lentils. Its good to add cumin seeds/Jeera in our daily diet, Cumin seeds/Jeera helps in stimulating  energy and helps in recovering fatigue and low spirits. Jeera also used in treating flatulence, constipation, hemorrhoids. This is one common spice which we use in day today cooking has tons n tons of health benefits so this podi is one of the best way to add jeera in our daily diet. If u haven't tried this jeeraga podi plz give it a try, u will love it. The recipe as follows. 
  1. Cumin Seeds/Jeera     2 tbsp
  2. Tuvar dal/Thuvaram Paruppu      2 tbsp
  3. Roasted gram dal/Dalia/Pottu kadalai     1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
  4. Dry Red chilli           4 or 5 no.s
  5. Pepper corns      1/2 tsp or less
  6. Curry leaves     1-2 sprig
  7. Hing     1/4 tsp
  8. Salt     to taste
  9. Oil    1/2 tsp

  • Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds, pepper corns roast it for few seconds then add curry leaves, dry red chilli, stir it and add tuvar dal and dalia and roast in medium heat till the dal turns light golden brown and flavor comes.
  • Lastly add hing stir well and remove from the heat.
  • Transfer to a plate, allow to cool this for a while and grind it to a fine coarse powder along with salt.
  • That's it...Jeera Paruppu podi ready. Serve with Hot plain rice n ghee/sesame oil as needed.

I usually grind chilies n curry leaves first then add dal n other ingredients, so that it get a evenly grind and smooth podi.
Dry roast all the ingredients in medium heat or else it will burn soon n won't be roasted properly.
Finely roasted dal only give nice taste n flavor to the Podi.
As soon as u finish roasting remove the pan from stove top n also transfer the content to a plate/paper or else due to the heat dal will turn black n burnt.

Sending this to Priya's Cooking with Seeds - Dal event.


  1. wow nice clicks and yummy dish. really appreciate if you stop by at my space too.

  2. OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

  3. wow deary what lovely words about your amma :) makes me miss mine now.... lovely clicks Sangee and i love the rice ball clicks superb... Hugs to a beautiful lady that i know who is a lovely person to be with... Happy Women's Day!

  4. akka super tempting podi... rice balls romba super akka... Happy Women's Day!!!

  5. yummy podi sis:)and the word about amma is really beautiful:)super:)

  6. Wonderful words for your dear mother...Lovely podi..and beautiful clicks...
    Happy Women's Day Sangee

  7. Lovely words dear, moms are always special,being a mom we can feel their love and pain they overcome for u. She will be very happy to read ur words, paruppu podi looks fantastic,those rice balls are calling me..thanks for sending to CWS.

  8. lovely clicks.yummy podi.Happy Women's Day

  9. wow dear very healthy podi and superb cliks :) happy women's day !!!

  10. Flavorful podi and Happy Women's Day to you too.

  11. Rice balls look temptingggg samgeeeee love u ps give me tha plate na

  12. Delicious and flavorful podi.. Very healthy too..
    Happy Women's day Sangee!

  13. happy women's day dear.. full of aroma :) nice clicks too..

  14. A touching tribute to use mom, lovely variation of the regular Paruppu podi.

  15. Sorry that should read a lovely tribute to your mom, excuse for the typo.

  16. Looks tasty can be eaten many ways!

  17. lovely words sangee...i too miss my dear mom lot...daily morning at sharp 8 Am she ll be waiting in skype..lovely clicks dear...

  18. Very tempting and easy to make recipe

  19. I am a big fan of spices,therefore I will absorb your recipe all the way.

  20. Flavorful n comfort podi, loved it...

  21. Excellent Presentation. Tasty

  22. never heard of this looks so good especially the dumplings!

  23. Wow...yummy jeera rice are wonderful....:-)

  24. so flavorful and aromatic podi... love it
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