Sunday, 19 January 2014

Kollu Ellu Podi (Horsegram and Sesame Powder)

Kollu Ellu Podi (Horsegram and Sesame Powder)
Horsegram is meant for those trying to lose weight and sesame is for those trying to gain. This powder is a combination of both. It is a great way of getting goodness from both these wonderful ingredients. I had bought roasted horsegram sometime back from a Srilankan shop and did not know what to do with it (yes, silly me!). I was arranging my pantry (again, finally!) yesterday and made it a point to start using some ingredients. This was one of it and it was well worth the little effort it takes. I made kal dosa (dosa made with batter made the same day as the dosa is made i.e. unfermented batter) and spread the powder on top. Wow! The one teaspoon of sugar brings so much flavour to this powder. Here is the recipe...
1 cup horsegram
12 dry red chillies
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste
¼ cup white sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon asafoetida

Roast horsegram in a kadai until it starts to darken. Roast sesame seeds until it become brown and begins to pop. Also roast the asafoetida for a minute or so, it will start getting sandy

Cool everything and grind to neither too coarse nor too fine consistency. Just remember to add sugar and blitz once. Cool and store in dry airtight container. I love to re-use glass bottles and you can see mine is stored in Nescafe bottle.

Serve with idli, dosa or even mix with rice

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