Kandi Podi – Andhra Gun Powder – Andhra paruppu podi


Kandi Podi is an Authentic Andhra Recipe, Packed with full of Proteins and fiber.Kandi Podi is a staple food in Andhra homes.Kandi Podi mixed in hot rice, with a dollop of Ghee, tastes awesome. Whenever, we go for Andhra Restaurants, me and my husband search for this Gun Powder.Now we learn the recipe.

                                  Kandi Podi- Andhra Gun Powder

Prep Time : 5 minutes. 

Cook Time : 15 minutes .                  
Recipe Category:Andhra  Recipes
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Toor dal(kandi Pappu) – 1/2 cup.
Chanadal(Senaga pappu) – 1/2 cup.
Moongdal(Pesara pappu) – 1/2 cup.
Red chillies(Endu Mirapakaya) – 12.
curry leaves(karivepaku) – 3 sprig.
Cumin seeds(jilakara) – 1/4 tsp.
hing(Inguva) – 1/4 tsp.
salt – as needed.


  • Dry Roast Toor dal,chana dal and Moong dal separately in a kadai, till it turns golden brown colour and also you get nice smell of dal’s.Then keep the dal’s aside.

  • Dry Roast Red chillies and curry leaves, till red chillies turns light brown colour and keep it aside.

  • dry roast cumin, till it pops, then add hing and switch off the flame.hing gets roasted in a heat of kadai.

  • Grind everything into a little course powder with salt.Store it in a airtight Container.
  • Serve with hot rice and dollop of Ghee.


    • Dry roast the lentils seperately, so that lentils gets roasted uniformly.
    •  Adding curry leaves is optional.
    • you could add this podi to stir fry for spiciness.

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