Monday, May 19, 2014

Sesame seeds powder - Ellu podi

Category :Vegan, Jain, fat-free (oil optional), gluten-free, nut free, rich in protein
Preparation Time : 5 min.
Cooking Time: 15 Min.
Skill level : easy

Ingredients :
1 ts oil (optional)
1 tbs roasted chana dal (phutana dal)
1/4 c urad dal
1 c sesame seeds
10-12 peppercorns
3-4 red chilies (you can adjust spiciness according to your taste)
1/2 ts turmeric
salt as needed

1. First roast roasted chana dal, urad dal, sesame seeds and  peppercorns at medium low heat, with or without oil
2. When it starts to release an aroma and turns golden-brown, add chili and turmeric
3.  Continue roasting for another 1 min and turn the heat off.
4.  Keep moving the ingredients in the pot around otherwise it may burn since pot will be hot.
5. When it cools down, add salt and grind it.
6. Store in airtight container.
* Be careful with sesame seeds since it flutters.
=> For multiplying the recipe you don't need extra oil unless it's very large batch