I dont know for some stupid reasons , I have been deprived of this podi. Now doctor has asked me to take lots of ellu in food as it is very rich in Iron.Yipppeee !!! Have you seen a doctor asking us to eat something we like.
I have had that andhra podis taste in my taste and after trying so many attempts , I captured that test .I got this recipe from menutoday blog and slightly modified for my taste. I couldnt believe that H was having it with idli,rice,curd and with anything that is on his plate.
This is little different from what my mother makes. This is hot,sour and sweet podi.
Sesame seeds (Black) - 1 cup
Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 6 nos.
Curry leaves - few
Tamarind - one small lemon size
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp.(wouldnt advise you to add more then it will dominate the podi)
Salt to taste
1.Dry roast Sesame until it starts popping out.
2.Dry roast Urad dhal separately until it turns light brown colour in medium flame.
3.Dry roast Red chillies, curry leaves, tamarind and salt for few seconds.Take care that chillies are not burnt.
4.Grind 2 and 3 with jaggery to a smooth powder and finally add ellu to it and give 2 pulse.Ellu should not be ground for long then it will start to give oil smell.
I am sending this to Blog Bites #2 - Copy cat Edition at onehotstove by Nupur.