This spiced powder or Idli Dosa Podi is a must when you serve Idlis (Steamed Rice Cakes) or Dosas (Rice Lentil Crepes) in any South Indian household. Typically eaten with a little drizzle of sesame oil, the flavor of this powder is enhanced with the addition of the roasted sesame seeds.
1/2 cup chana dal
1/2 cup urad dal
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup curry leaves - roughly 10-15 leaves
1/3 cup dried red chillies
3/4 tsp salt
1)Take a big pan and dry roast chana and urad dal. Keep aside to cool.
2)Next, roast the white sesame seeds and the dried red chillies. Keep aside.
3) This will be followed by the curry leaves.
g4) Cool all the ingredients on a big flat plate.
5) Grind to a roughly textured powder. Serve with Idlis or Dosas together with Green Coconut Chutney.