Southindian staple food is idli, we make idli's most time of the week. Hubby loves idli's and dosas. When we don't have time to make any sidedish, the first thing which i go for is my mother's idli podi. It is spicy full of flavour, i love it all time. There is nothing better than this. I love this version of idli podi, but there are so many way of making it. I will post those soon.
Preparation Time : 25 mins
Blending Time : 5 to 10 mins
Makes : 2 1/2 to 3 cups of Idli Podi
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 cup
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/3 cup
Dry Red Chilli -8 (I used 4 kashmiri chilli & 4 regular spicy chilli)
Garlic - 6
Curry leaves a handful
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add in dry red chilli and start roasting till they turn golden. It will take around 5 mins. Remove them to a plate to cool down.
Take curry leaves in the same pan and roast them for 2 mins, till they turn dry. Remove them to the same plate to cool down.
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in the same pan. Add in urad dal and roast them for 5 to 7 mins till they turn golden.Remove them to the same plate to cool down.
Heat 1/2 tsp oil again in the same pan. Add in toor dal and roast them for 5 to 7 mins till they turn golden. Remove them to the same plate to cool down.
Allow all the roasted spices and dals to cool down.
In a good blender. Add in roasted dry red chilli, roasted curry leaves, garlic, asafoetida. Give this a good blend so the chillies get powdered.
Now add in the dals along with some salt to taste. Blend them again till they get fine powder.
Let them cool a little. Store this in a dry air tight container for several weeks.
1)I doubled the batch of this podi.
2)Store this in a dry air tight container.
3)Use clean dry spoons only.
4)Addition of chillies, curry leaves and garlic depends to your taste.
|You will need urad dal, toor dal, dry red chilli,|
curry leaves, garlic, asafoetida and salt
|start by roasting dry red chillies|
|when they turn golden, remove them to a plate|
|Now give curry leaves a quick stir till they turn dry|
|remove them to a plate|
|heat few drops oil oil in the same pan..|
|add your urad dal in..|
|roast this till they turn golden|
|remove them to a plate|
|heat few more drops of oil|
|add in toor dal...|
|roast this again till golden|
|remove to a plate|
|Allow all these stuff to cool completely..|
|take a mixer|
|add in the garlic, roasted chilli and curry leaves|
|sprinkle some asafoetida and blend them well.|
|now add in the roasted dals, i added few more curry leaves too..|
|add in salt|
|and make into a fine powder|
|Store them in a sir tight container..|