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Idli Podi for beginners Recipe

Idli Podi for beginners is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Grind Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 12 - Red Chillies
  • 1/2 cup - Urad dhal
  • 3/4 tsp - Hing
  • 10 - Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1.5 tsp - Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt
  • How to Make Idli Podi for beginners:

    1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan; add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Set aside.
    2. In the same pan add red chillies, curry leaves and roast till it turns crispy, keep it aside. Then add remaining 1 tsp oil and roast urad dhal till golden brown. Allow it to cool.
    3. Then in a mixer add roasted urad dhal, curry leaves, red chillies, required salt, and hing and grind it to a semi coarse powder.
    4. Then add mustard seeds and pulse it once just to bring it together.
    5. Spread the powder in a plate, once cooled down store it in an airtight container.
    6. Add ghee or sesame oil and serve with hot idlis.
    7. Recipe courtesy: Sharmi's Passions


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