All Powder, No Gun

Gunpowder-(n) mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

Oh! don’t worry I’m not into making bombs now….
what i have today is of the South Indian kind and is almost as potent as its namesake. But fret not,it is easily enjoyed even by the spice -intolerant and you can play around with the quantity of the spice as well as other ingredients.

This accompaniment is a favorite at home. Although it’s a bit spicy, my son loves to have it with crisp dosas and it makes for such a quick breakfast too!

Also called idli podi, paruppu podi, dhal powder or ‘gun powder’, this crunchy spice mixture should be stored in an airtight jar. When required, a spoonful or two may be mixed with melted ghee/oil and used like a chutney.

Ingredients

1 cup Channa Dal
1 cup Urad Dal
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 cup rice
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp hing/asafoetida
Red chillies, whole, as per taste
and salt, of course…

Roast all these ingredients one by one..and powder. Mix well and store in an air tight container.

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  3. my friend used to bring this podi to school with idlis.. will try to recreate tht taste!

    thanks for dropping by my blog.. yours is a lovely space full of great recipes

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  4. Nothing can beat gun powder with idlis or dosas! It has its very own special place in my pantry πŸ™‚

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  5. Sounds great! I have been making dosas lately so I will try this with them. Thanks!

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  6. This I cannot do without. Give me a tiny little satchel of this with idlis to carry whenever I’m on a plane ride.:)

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  7. Vow Sheba, loved your blog. I am a fan of your writings.

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  8. We call this Molaga Podi ! πŸ™‚ And its the world’s yummiest powder ever! And, the Rasgulla was drool worthy πŸ˜€

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  9. Lovely recipe,s!My Mil and mom add Toor dal too..And oh, I like the post title..:))

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  10. Wonderful blog that I’ve bookmarked for more excavation πŸ™‚

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  11. You must share these tips then

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  12. You have a wonderful space here, I am sure glad I stopped by! This podi looks delicious. One of my college friends used to bring a similar podi to our hostel mess every-day and our sustenance for most part was on her mom’s podi and the hostel rice with a bit of oil… oh, the good old days! I will surely be making this podi soon!

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  13. I just roasted dal for some gun powder. I don’t add cumin and pepper but for the winter probably a great idea. I am going to roast some and add before I blend them.

    Thanks for visiting and I am really glad I found yours.

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    • Kalyan…i just follow tips that i find online..and its no fancy shmancy camera..just a regular Pns..but thanks so much…

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    • my mom actually uses 12 items..will try make it using her method once..it has curry leaves and a lot of other things..

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  14. Truly commendable then S πŸ™‚ The lighting is great. Is it a very complex camera then? Nice framing too

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  15. where is quick gun murugan?:)) gun powder is a must in my house, sambhar optional!!

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  16. Hi, This is my first time here and I must say that I am floored by the quality of your food photos. Are you a professional photographer?

    Gun powder brought back memories of my first trip to the South, Bangalore. We had gone to a Tamillian restaurant. My colleague told me about gun powder

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    • oh i really flattered… im no professional photographer..but i really enjoy it

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  17. Hey, I love your podi recipe. This is a kitchen bomb. hehe. πŸ™‚

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  18. Dear S, Your gun powder is doing dishum….dishum… πŸ˜€ I like your podi recipe. πŸ™‚

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  19. I love idlis…and I have never tried gun powder..but looks like I missed out!

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  20. Lovely ckicks .I love milagai podi with idlys.

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  21. Oh! I love gunpowder with idlis. Lovely pics

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  22. hey, …like your style of writing..we were to move to goa, about 2 years back, but things didnt work out, but i have a long time connection with goa..great to know u are from there…your tanjore paintings are beautiful…will go back and read your other posts…

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  23. i have bookmarked your blog for further reading.

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  24. Very useful podi for idli…nice recipe….and nice pics too s…

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