Idli Podi for beginners

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Grind Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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

  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan; add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Then in a mixer add roasted urad dhal, curry leaves, red chillies, required salt, and hing and grind it to a semi coarse powder.
  • Then add mustard seeds and pulse it once just to bring it together.
  • Spread the powder in a plate, once cooled down store it in an airtight container.
  • Add ghee or sesame oil and serve with hot idlis.
  • Recipe courtesy: Sharmi's Passions