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Nov 08, 2016

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2-4

PREPARATION LEVEL

easy

INGREDIENTS

    1 cup urad dal
    ½ cup black sesame seeds
    ½ tsp oil
    8 large dried red chillies
    1.5 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

In today’s episode, Nandita Iyer will shpow you how to same a delicious Sesame Seed Podi. This Podi or powder can be your chatni replacement, for your everyday idlis or dosas.

Method:

1. Toast the urad dal over medium flame until golden brown and aromatic (around 8 minutes). Remove into a dish to cool.

2. Toast the sesame seeds in a pan. They will start popping. Wait until the popping sounds stop and remove into a dish to cool.

3. Heat oil in the same pan. Add the red chillies and stir around on a medium flame until they turn bright red and crisp up.

4. Remove and cool.In a mixer jar, grind all ingredients, along with salt, to get a coarse powder.

5. Serve with steamed rice and gingelly oil or with idli and dosa as a gun-powder / molagapodi replacement.

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Nandita is a Bangalore-based food writer and columnist with a passion for healthy cooking. When not cooking, she is growing herbs and veggies in her kitchen garden. Find her recipes on her channel, Saffron Trail.

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