A tasty substitute for Idli-Chilli Powder.This recipe is from my Mother-In-Law.This need not be mixed with gingely oil while taken with Idli or Dosa but u can add ghee if u wish.This Ezhu Podi is my hubby's fav.Idli Chilli powder.
Black Sesame Idli-chilli Powder - Idli Sesameseed Powder(Ezhu Podi)
200gm Sesame seeds-(black)
11-12 whole red chillies-the lengthy ones(or 15 small red chillies)
1 tsp asafoetida powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
lemon sized tamarind
4-5 garlic pearls(optional)
1 1/4 tsp salt or more
2 tsp refined oil
1.Clean the sesame seeds removing dirt if any and dry saute 3-4 mins till a nice aroma arises.
2.Add little oil and saute the chillies for a min and then add the curry leaves and saute for a min more.Turn off the flame.
3.Leave it for 10 mins and then grind the dry-sauted sesame seeds with other ingredients except oil and store this in a container.
4.U can use it with Idli or dosa on those days - u r not able to do chutneys.