Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ellu podi


Ellu (sesame / til) - 50 gms
red chillies - 10 - 12
Cashew nuts - 12- 15
salt to taste
Oil for frying
Chana dal - 3 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
urad dal - 1 tbsp
curry leaves - 15 - 20

- In a pan add 1/2 tsp oil and fry the sesame / til and fry till they splutter.
- Then grind it into a coarse powder.
- Fry cashews in oil until golden brown and fry into a coarse powder
- add red chillie in oil and then grind it into a coarse powder
- add mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal in oil and fry till they turn golden brown.
- add curry leaves and fry until it turns crisp
- add the red chilli powder, cashew powder and sesame/ til powder and fry for a minute.
- Let it cool and then store in a air tight container.
- This podi will stay for 15 days.
- This could be directly mixed with rice and taken.

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