Recipe source : jeyashri'skitchen
Kollu ( horse gram) - 1 cup
Toor dhal ( thuvaram paruppu) - ½ cup
Red chilli - 5 to 7 no.
Black pepper - 2 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Heat oil in a kadai; roast horse gram and toor dhal.
Once the aroma starts to come; add garlic pods, pepper and red chillies. Saute well for 2 to 3 minutes or till the colour changes to golden brown (make sure not to burn the dhals).
Transfer that into the plate and allow to cool.
After it is completely cooled add the horse gram mixture, asafoetida and salt in the blender / mixer and grind it into a coarse powder.
Store it in an air tight container.
Add Horse gram (kollu) podi in hot rice with ghee or gingelly oil.
Mix with gingelly oil and serve with idli / dosa / uthappam / kuzhipaniyaram.
Colour of the podi depends upon the variety and amount of chillies added.
Adjust the amount of chillies according to your taste.
According to my taste it suits well with rice than idli. Try both and let me know.
Check also my other Home made Podi (powder) recipes:
Peanut Podi (Powder) / வேர்கடலை பொடி