Gingeli Powder. Sesame Powder/Podi.Ellu Podi.
This powder can be used as a side dish for idly and dosai. But here, it is sprinkled on dosai, yeah no biggie…but very tempting. Selam and Coimbatore areas are filled with lots of ‘Dosai Kadai’ (literally means Dosa Shop). Yes, there one could find one and only dosas on the menu. Innumerably around 2040 different dosas and roughly 50 different side dishes to go with it. Mind blowing, right. I adopted one such recipe here for you’ll. Enjoy.
Black/brown sesame seeds 1 cup
Chana dal 1/4 cup
Urad dal 1/4 cup
Dry red chilies 1/2cup
Black pepper 1 fistful
Asafoetida 3 spoons
Dry toast all the above said ingredients except salt.
Then blend them alng with salt to coarse powder.
Cool them to room temperature and store tem in an air-tight container.
Serve them along with spoonful of ghee/sesame oil as a side dish for Idly and Dosai.