Idli Podi is a common side dish in Tamil culture which is often used as a side dish for idli / dosa. This Poondu Idli Podi is a modified version of this idli podi recipe incorporating Garlic known as Poondu in Tamil.
Now let us see the recipe.
- Urad dhal- ½ cup
- Tuvar dal- ½ cup
- Red chilli- 15
- Gingely oil- 2 teaspoon
- Asafoetida- 2 cubes or 2 teaspoon
- Salt- To taste
- Curry leaves- ¼ cup
Crush garlic with skin using stone. Heat little oil in a pan and fry asafetida. Fry urad dhal in oil till golden brown. Fry tuvar dal till golden brown. Fry red chillies in remaining oil. Fry garlic in little oil till crisp. Fry curry leaves till crisp. Switch off the stove and add salt and stir few seconds. Allow it to cool. First grind asafoetida, curry leaves, garlic, red chillies and salt. Then add urad dhal and tuvar dal grind coarsely or finely as you required.
Add red chillies according to your taste.
If you want you can add curry leaf.