Sunday, August 9, 2009
Idli Milagai podi/GunPowder
When Iam lazy to the core,I would skip making chutney :) and this is my saviour.
Split black gram dal/Urad dal - 1/2 cup(I used the one with skin on.This gives a nice aroma to the powder)
Channa dal - 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds(White or black) - 1/3 cup
Dry red chillies - 15(increase or decrease the number according to your spice level)
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil/Gingelly oil - 2tbsp
In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast the sesame seeds.Add 2 tbsp of oil and roast the urad dal and channa dal until they slightly brown.
Then slightly roast the dry red chillies.
Add the asafoetida and required amount of salt.
Grind into a coarse powder.
Optionally a little bit of tamarind and jaggery can be added while grinding.
Mix with little bit of gingelly oil and serve with idli or dosas.