Kandi Podi toor dal spice pdr
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Mar 31, 2008 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Dipping/Pickles Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Dall Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Kandi podi is prepared of dry roasted dals (lentils) with other spices to give a nice aromatic fragrance and delicious to eat with plain rice and ghee (clarified butter). 

Recipe of Kandi Podi toor dal spice pdr

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Toor Dal 1 Cup
Red Chillies 10-15 Numbers
Channa Dhal Or 1/2 Cup
Dhalia (fried Channa Dhal) 1 Cup
Garlic 3-4 Clove
Curry Leaves Few
Hing pinch


Kandi Podi (GUN Powder) recipe thanks to USHA
This is one of the most relished dish by any andhrite.
This can be had with steaming plain rice with clarified butter, or can also be sprinkled on many cooked vegetables which will turn out into a spicy curry.

To prepare this powder


1. Add red chilli whole (depending up on your taste buds)
2. Add 1 cup of Dry toor dal
3. Add few cumin seeds, dry roast them till the toor dal is slight reddish in color
4. Add either 1/2 cup of channa dhal OR Add 1 cup of Dhalia
5. Add 3-4 cloves of Garlic
6. Add curry Leaves (optional)
7. Add Hing (optional)
8. Make sure that all the ingredients are nicely cooked in a very slow flame, to ensure, just fold the red chili and it should break in to pieces in no time. If all the ingredients are cooked good they can be powdered easily.
9. Switch off the flame and let it cool for 10 mins
10. Grind them in to a fine powder.

Posted Mar 31, 2008

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Rekha Jul 29, 2013
Did u not add salt to the recipe? It will be bland otherwise.

chelvi May 11, 2009
wonderful, I always used to buy this powder now l learned, thanks for your sharing. I love more Andra cooking, could you please show us more of Andra dishes.

sujata Sep 12, 2008
very testy and very good to eat with ghee

madhu Apr 15, 2008
Very great !!!
I love all videos!
I wonder what type of grinder/mixie the chef uses for all powders???

Sunil Apr 12, 2008
Is this the same powder kept in small bowls with your pickles and other stuff in an Andhra resturant??

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