Idli Podi Recipe for Kids | Idli Powder
Idli powder - powdered spicy mix of lentils, red chili and sesame seeds
- Urad dal - 1/2 cup
- Bengal gram dal - 1/2 cup
- Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
- Red chillies - 10 to 15
- Hing - 1/4 tsp
- Salt - as required
- Oil - 1 tsp
Measure and keep all ingredients ready. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan, add red chillies. Roast them in low flame for 2 minutes until it turns crisp. Add hing and give a quick stir. Remove from pan once done and cool it down.
Add another 1/2 tsp of oil and roast urad dal and bengal gram dal in a medium low flame until golden brown. Remove from the pan once done and set aside.
In the same pan, roast sesame seeds in a medium low flame until nice aroma comes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Firstly, blend roasted red chillies, salt and hing to a coarse powder. Then add roasted urad dal and bengal gram dal. Grind all together to a coarse powder.
Then add roasted sesame seeds and grind it until it mix well with other powdered dals. Don't grind sesame seeds for a long time as it may leave out oil. Transfer the corsely powdered idli powder to a plate and spread it. Cool it down and store in a air tight container.