Saturday, 2 June 2018

Peanuts(ground nuts) powder, Palli podi, Verkadalai podi

Peanut powder or Palli podi is famous under podi category. It is very simple to prepare and very tasty with spices in it. Today I am preparing this podi with roasted dal/ putnalu(in Telugu)/pottu kadai (in Tamil). You can have this Palli podi with hot steamed rice and ghee 😋😋😋. It is also served with idli/dosa for breakfast. When i am busy and no time to prepare chutney for idli/dosa, then i take 3-4 tsp of this peanut powder and add ghee and have it instead chutney 🤗🤗. Also try this powder with upma. Talking about calories,in 100 grams of peanuts we have 567 calories. You can use it for a month with out loosing its flavour, by storing it in a tight container.
Check out my Curry leaves powder too..

Palli podi || Peanut powder || Verkadalai podi

Prep Time : 15 mins

 Cook Time : 10 min
 Serves: 1 big cup
 Recipe Category: podi
 Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Groundnuts - 1 cup

Roasted dal - 2 tsp
Dry coconut - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 8
Curry leaves - 1 spig
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Tamarind - small lemon size
Garlic - 5 cloves
Salt as per taste


* Dry roast groundnuts, take it in a plate and remove its skin.

*Dry roast roasted dal for a second and keep it in a plate.

* Wash and dry roasted curry leaves, along with jeera, dry coconut.

* Dry roast red chillies, garlic and tamarind.

* Take all the dry roasted items in a plate and let it cool.


1. Take a mixer jar, first add red chillies, dry coconut, curry leaves, cumin seeds, salt. Mix it well.

2. Now add  groundnuts, roasted dal in the same mixer jar and mix it for a second and then add garlic and powder it.

3. Take  Peanut powder in a plate and let it cool for few minutes. Then store it in a tight container.

Tasty & spicy Pallila podi ready to serve😋.


* You can add chilli powder instead of red chillies.

* You can add small amount of jaggery.

* You can use hing instead of garlic. But garlic gives good taste.


◆ Do not use oil to roast ground nuts, its not able to remove the skin if nuts coated with oil.

◆ Adding cumin seeds,curry leaves add flavour and taste to the podi.

◆ Adding Roasted dal gives good podi texture and also taste. As ground nuts have oil content, it will become paste if you do not add roasted dal.

Health benifits of using peanuts

● Rich in vitamin E

● Protects skin

● Contains good fats

● Rich in fibre

● Protects from heart diseases.

● Good source of proteins etc.,

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