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.