Ellu Podi Recipe | Sesame seeds idli podi recipe | Sesame seeds lentil powder recipe with step-by-step pictures and instructions. Ellu podi is spicy dry chutney powder made with sesame seeds and lentils. Sesame seeds are called ellu in Tamil. It goes well with idli, dosa and can be served with rice too. Eat them mixed with sesame oil or ghee.
It is so easy and simple to make. Dry roast the sesame seeds, lentils and grind them to a coarse or fine powder. Idli podi is a must for my kids as they are so fond of it and always demand podi for dosa. So I make different variations of idli podi like curry leaves idli podi, kollu podi. Sesame podi is also one among them. I used Sambandi sesame seeds from Idhayam. I used black sesame seeds which is more flavorful but you can use white sesame seeds too.
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How to make Ellu Podi with step by step pictures
Dry roast sesame seeds in low flame till they start spluttering.
Then dry roast urad dal till it is golden brown
Transfer to plate and roast chana dal till brown.
Then roast the red chili for few minutes and switch off the flame.
Add few curry leaves in the end.
Allow the mixture to cool down.
Take them in a mixer
Add salt, hing to it.
Grind them to a coarse or fine powder.
Allow it to cool down and store in an airtight container.vEnjoy it with piping hot idli, dosa, or rice.
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