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Sesame Idli Podi

8 May

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Sesame Idli Podem.

White sesame seeds are toasted and ground into powder along with toasted chana dal and spices. The freshly prepared powder is then mixed with warm ghee. This can be served with steamed idli or dosa etc…
Makes: around 4 Servings of Sesame Idli Podi.

Ingredients:

Chana Dal 4 Tbsps
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Whole Red Chiles 1
Warm Ghee 2 Tbsps
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan on low heat, add chana dal and fry till its aromatic or it turns light golden in color.
Remove the chana dal from heat, add the sesame seeds and fry for few seconds and remove from heat.
Add a drop of ghee and fry the broken red chile till it turns dark and remove from heat.

Cool the chana dal and sesame seeds and grind them into fine powder along with red chiles and salt.
Remove the ground sesame dili podi on to a bowl.
Stir in warm ghee and serve sesame idli podi with steamed idly or dosa etc…
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chillies. Store the sesame idli podi in a tight jar and mix with ghee just before serving.
Variations: You can also add few seeds of cumin seeds while grinding the sesame. Check other powder recipes here.
Other Names: Sesame Idli Podi, Nuvvulu Idli Podem.