This is my Tirunelveli Aachi’s recipe which I got from my mom.Its a great side dish for idli,dosa.It has a nice flavour of black sesame seeds and garlic.I guess this recipe may be new to most of u.Its very easy to prepare compared toIdli milagai podi.Just 3 ingredients are needed.Usually my Mil makes Ellu podi for rice and its completely a different recipe.Soon i’ll post that one.But this podi goes well only for idli,dosa and not with rice.If u are a sesame seeds lover,u must try this recipe.U’ll love its flavour.Over to the recipe with a picture .
Ellu podi for idli,dosa
Ellu podi/Sesame seeds powder recipe for idli,dosa
Prep time:5 Minutes
Cook time:5 Minutes
Total time:10 Minutes
Black sesame seeds - 3 tbsp
Cooking oil – 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 5 nos (use 7-8 if u want more spicy)
Garlic cloves - 5 nos
Salt - as redq
Dry roast sesame seeds in a kadai in medium flame till it splutters with a nice aroma..Do not burn it.Please be careful else it will spoil the entire recipe.
Now add oil in the kadai and roast the pinched red chillies.
After it cools down,grind the chillies along with salt to a powder.Then add roasted sesame seeds and chopped garlic cloves.Grind to a powder.
Serve with hot idlies adding sesame oil ! Tastes yum !!
If this podi tastes bitter,u need to add more chillies.Do not burn the sesame seeds while u roast.
Chop the garlic cloves and then grind with sesame seeds else it won’t grind properly.Do not add whole garlic cloves .
Tastes good only for idli,dosa..
Serve with hot idli adding gingely oil/Sesame oil.It tastes yum !