DOSAI PODI OR MILAGU PODI

South Indian Mixture Recipe 1
1c. uraddhal1/4 inch square asafoetida
1c. chana dhal2 tsp. salt
10-15 redchilies8-10 tsp. oil
4Tbsp. 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).

COCONUT POWDER

South Indian Mixture Recipe 2
2c.coconut flakes1/4 inch square asafoetida
4to6red chillies21/2 tsp. oil
1tsp.mustard seeds1tsp. salt
4tsp.urad dhal  

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

South Indian Mixture Recipe 3
1c. chana dhal4red chilies
1c. uraddhal4tsp. oil
1c. toordhal2tsp. salt
1c. 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.

GARAM MASALA

South Indian Mixture Recipe 4
1Tbsp. coriander seeds2tsp. cumin
1tsp. black pepper1/2 tsp cloves
1tsp. cinnamon1tsp. cardomon seeds

Optionally dry-roast the above ingredients for a few minutes and grind together.