Monday, January 24, 2011

Ellu Podi - Grandma's recipe

For Kanu (Day after Pongal), we make Kalandha saadham (Tamarind rice, coconut rice, ellu rice, curd rice,..etc.) and Avial.  Of all, ellu rice is my favorite. My grandma makes the best ellu saadham and this time when my mom came, i remembered to take down the recipe from her.

Ingredients :

White til - 200 gm

Red chillies - 6

hing (perungayam) - 1 pinch

salt - as required.

Method :

Wash the til and drain it and spread it on a clean cloth or paper towel and let it dry for an hour.
Dry roast it in a pan and when it starts to crackle, add the chillies and hing and roast some more.
Add salt and turn off the heat. Let it cool and grind it.

Mix with rice and ghee/nallennai (sesame oil/gingelly oil). Tastes best with avial. On lazy/hectic days, you can just have it with papad or fryums. This ellu podi is good for nursing mothers also.


Pia said...

its nice. thanks for the recipe

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Satya said...

this podi is my favorite too ...i used to add fresh garlic while making the powder ...
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Rekha shoban said...

i never try dis podi....thanks for sharing!!

Sanjeeta kk said...

I like sesame too. Love the nutty aroma it imparts to the food.

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely podi...tastes best wid rice...that cracking spinach is my favorite..looks super yumm

Priya Suresh said...

Very flavourful and delicious podi.

Gayathri Kumar said...

My fav podi..

Unknown said...

Sounds simple and delicious!
My version of ellu podi is so different,I would love to try this one.....and soon :-)

Raks said...

My mom used to do variety rice on kanni pongal too, miss those wonderful days,cozy eating without cooking:) Nice click vidya!

Vibaas said...

thanks all.

@Satya, i will try adding garlic next time.

@Usha, do try and hope you will like it as much as i do :)

@Raji,'s always nice when someone else cooks and all we have to do is just enjoy the food without any worries :)

Gayu said...

Podi saadam is always very comforting..I am running out of my Podi's that I got from India..Have to make this next Vidya..


Puja said...

Such a nice combo of spices..lovely podi recipe. Aren't grandma's recipes are the best :)

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