Idly podi is a course or smooth powder made out of mixture of ground spices. South Indians typically use this podi as a condiment with idly, dosa, utappam and many other dishes. People even love to have this spice powder with some hot rice and ghee. There any many versions for this spice powder, main ingredients being udad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and dry red chilies.
This recipe goes to 3rd day of BM 77 for week 1 under the theme " Condiments". Here goes the recipe......
Curry leaves 1/2 cup
Chana dal 1/4 cup
Udad dal 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds 1/4 cup
Red chilies 20
Hing / asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 2-3 spoons
Heat a pan and dry roast sesame seeds until golden brown.
Remove and set aside.
Now dry roast red chilies till they change color.
Set aside. Dry roast curry leaves till they turn crisp.
Now roast chana dal and udad dal till nice aroma comes out.
Now add all the roasted ingredients, salt and hing into blender.
Blend until smooth powder.
If you like course powder just pulse it for few times.
Serve with hot ghee / clarified butter on the powder along with Idly, Dosa ...