Palyada Pudi


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Palyada Pudi or the spice mix for Stir fried vegetables.

Palya, in Kannada, is generally any vegetable, sometime greens, that is stir fried with some spices. Pudi means powder in Kannada. So Palyada Pudi is that powdered mix of roasted spices that is used in almost all stir fried vegetables in the Karnataka Cuisine. Once you have this Pudi, it hardly takes time to stir fry up a vegetable and have it with e Chapati or Rice, in no time. Let us make some Palyada Pudi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Prep
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka Cuisine, karnataka food, South Indian
Keyword: masala, palya pudi, palyada pudi, pudi, spice mix
Servings: 4 peopl
Calories: 187kcal


  • Thick bottomed pan
  • Spatula
  • 2 Medium Sized Bowls
  • Air tight jar
  • Coffee Blender


  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds Kottambari Beeja in Kannada or Dhania in Hindi.
  • 1.5 tbsp Chana Dal A type of Indian lentil. Kadale Bele in Kannada
  • ½ tbsp Urad Dal A type of Indian lentil. Uddina Bele in Kannada
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts Kadale Kayi in Kannada
  • 8 piece Whole Red Chillies Prefer Byadagi Chillies(For colour) mixed with Guntur(for heat). Or you can also use any dry whole red chillies you can find locally.
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds Jeerige in Kannada or Jeera in Hindi
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds Menthyada beeja in Kannada and Methi ke dane in Hindi.
  • 3-4 piece Dry curry leaves Karibevu Soppu in kannada or kadi Patta in Hindi.
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Powder Ona Kobbari in Kannada.
  • 1 tbsp Refined oil


  • Add the lentils in to a thick bottomed pan with a table spoon of oil on a low medium flame, enough to roast the spices slowly..
  • Roast the lentils till they turn golden brown. Add the rest of the spices except, the coconut power. Roast till you smell the pungent heat of the chillies.
  • Now add the coconut powder and roast till the coconut powder turn golden brown.
  • Switch off the heat, pour the spices onto a medium sized bowl and let it cool.
  • Once it is cool, blend the roasted spices in the coffee blender and use it to make a Palya. Or transfer it into an air tight jar for later use.
  • You have your Palyada Pudi!


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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