Idli Milagai Podi - A spicy lentil powder . The spice powder is mixed with Sesame oil and is had as a side for Idli & Dosa.
Heat the pan on a medium flame and add ½ teaspoon of Oil. Once the oil shimmer, add the kadalai parupu and roast until it turns golden brown. Stir it frequently to prevent the lentils from burning. Transfer it to a plate.
Roast the ulutham parupu in the same pan until it turns golden brown stirring it frequently. Transfer it to the same plate and let them cool.
Add another ½ teaspoon of Oil in the same pan. Once it becomes hot, add the red chillies, stir frequently and turn off the flame when it changes colour.
Once the ingredients come to room temperature, grind the red chillies to an almost smooth powder. Then add the lentils, salt & perungayam in the same mixer jar and grind it.
Grind to a powder. Do not make it smooth. Little bits of coarse lentils are preferred and it gives a nice texture to the spice mix.
Cool completely and transfer it to an airtight container. The shelf life is about 2 months.
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