Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Verkadalai Podi /Roasted peanut powder

I am a podi freak and love all kinds of podis be it parupu podi, thenga podi,Karuvepallai podi,daniya podi, pudina podi etc----------- to name a few. I love to have these podis with ghee and hot rice which when eaten makes you feel you are in heaven. I can can roasted appalam along with podi sadam.
Whenever I visit somebody and they have laid the table with lots of dishes like a feast and by chance if I happen to see some podi in some corner I just grab it and start my meal with it no matter whoever thinks what. Have you seen such a crazy podi fan ever?
Now I shall give you all the recipe to make verkadalai podi /roasted peanut powder.
Peanuts - 1 cup
Urad dal - 2 Tblsps
Dry red chillies - 7-8
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Roast the peanuts nicely till nice and light brown
Pour 1/2 tsp oil in a kadai and roast Urad dal and Dry red chilly and Hing till slight brown.
All the roasted items to cool and keep aside.
Now take a dry mixie and put the roasted items little by little and grind to a powder.
You can either make a fine powder or I chose to make a coarse powder so that while having it with rice it will be a little crunchy and tasty too.
Now pour the ground podi into a bowl and add the required amount of salt and mix nicely.
The peanut podi is ready to be had with hot plain rice with dollops of ghee and chutta appalam /roasted appalam.
Hope you all will enjoy and like this podi.
It can be stored in an airtight container and do not prolong it for too long a time.


  1. looks yummy ....delicious and drooling..

  2. Yummy and tempting. Want to have it with rice.

  3. What a spicy powder! Very useful!

  4. wow!! I love peanuts and this powder is totally inviting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Indu,
    Nice profile picture :-) Thanks for sharing this spicy powder

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. delicious podi ...looks so yummy n inviting


  7. delicious peanut podii.. very tempting
    u have a lovely space ...and good collection of recipes .. if u find time do visit my blog..

  8. I have never tried peanuts yet. I have some roasted on hand ...will try soon. I am a podi freak too...comes handy when you are lazy:)

  9. Hot piping rice with dollop of ghee and the peanut podi. Match made in heaven

  10. That is a wonderful podi and bookmarking it :)

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  12. This is new for me and I'll try it out sometime.

  13. Superb!!! Will give it a try soon...

  14. This is a nice way to add proteins to our diet... should taste great with idli's and dosas!!!

  15. I am a podi freak too, ive book marked this to try.

  16. Nice ya...
    I m not into podi's at all.. getting to learn them here...

  17. I like podis nice peanut podi, excellent recipe.