DOSAI PODI OR MILAGU PODI
|1||c. urad||dhal||1/4 inch square asafoetida|
|1||c. chana dhal||2 tsp. salt|
|10-15 red||chilies||8-10 tsp. oil|
|4||Tbsp. sesame seeds|
In a fry pan saute urad dhal, chana dhal, red chilies and asafoetida, each item in 2 teaspoons of oil separately until golden brown. Powder them together in a blender. Dry fry sesame seeds and blend it into o coarse powder. Mix both powders well, adding the needed salt. Dosai Podi goes well with dosai and idli (breakfast items).
|2||c.||coconut flakes||1/4 inch square asafoetida|
|4||to||6||red chillies||2||1/2 tsp. oil|
|1||tsp.||mustard seeds||1||tsp. salt|
In a fry pan saute coconut flakes, red chilies, mustard seeds, urad dhal and asafoetida separately, each in 1/2 teaspoon of oil, until they turn into golden brown. Dry blend Coconut flakes and red chilies first in a blender. Add fried mustard seeds, urad dhal and asafoetida and continue to dry-blend the whole mixture into a coarse powder. Add the needed salt. Mix well and bottle. Good to eat with Idli or Dosai.
PARUPPU POWDER OR DHAL POWDER
|1||c. chana dhal||4||red chilies|
|1||c. urad||dhal||4||tsp. oil|
|1||c. toor||dhal||2||tsp. salt|
|1||c. sesame seeds|
In a fry pan saute chana dhal, urad dhal and toor dhal separately in a teaspoon of oil for each item until golden brown. Dry blend them together, adding 2 teaspoons of salt. Saute sesame seeds in a teaspoon of oil and chilies in a drop of oil and dry blend them together into a coarse powder. Mix this with the above powdered dhal mixture. This paruppu powder may be mixed with plain rice. Add oil or ghee to the rice while mixing.
|1||Tbsp. coriander seeds||2||tsp. cumin|
|1||tsp. black pepper||1/2 tsp cloves|
|1||tsp. cinnamon||1||tsp. cardomon seeds|
Optionally dry-roast the above ingredients for a few minutes and grind together.