Ellu podi recipe

Ellu podi recipe, a simple south Indian podi recipe, perfect accompaniment for rice. I wanted to try this ellu podi recipe for a long time, recently while talking to amma, asked her for the recipe. This ellu podi recipe is a perfect bachelor recipe. Even you can mix this with hot rice and temper with mustard seeds and pack for lunch box too. I have posted some interesting podi recipes in Jeyashri's kitchen. Check out
  1. Pavakkai podi
  2. Puliyodarai podi
Ellu podi recipe

I used white sesame seeds for making this ellu podi, you can use black sesame seeds also.


Ellu podi recipe
Ellu podi recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Ellu podi recipe, a simple south Indian podi recipe, perfect accompaniment for rice.
     Sesame seeds  3/4 cup
     Red chili    5-6
     Urad dal  1/4  cup
     Salt  as needed
     Curry leaves  few (optional)
     Asafoetida  2 pinches

Method  :

  • Dry roast 3/4 cup of sesame seeds in a pan. 
  • Once it starts popping up and changes color, take it out from the pan. 
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add 1/4 cup of  urad dal in the same pan. 
  • Roast till the color changes to golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add 5-6 red chilies, salt, few curry leaves and asafoetida to this.
  • Roast for few minutes.
  • Allow all the roasted things to get completely cool. 
  • This step is important.
  • Even it is slightly warm, the podi will become soggy.
  • Pulse this in the mixie.
  • Do not over grind as the sesame seeds will ooze out oil.
  • Once done, spread this in a plate for few minutes to get rid of the mixie heat. 
  • Store this in an air tight container.
  • Mix this with hot rice and smear a dollop of ghee and enjoy your meal.
Notes:
  1. You can sprinkle this ellu podi on dosai too and make ellu podi dosai.
  2. Ellu podi stays good in room temperature for 2 weeks, but for longer shelf life store it in the refrigerator. 
   
Ellu podi recipe

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Dry roast 3/4 cup of sesame seeds in a pan. 
  • Once it starts popping up and changes color, take it out from the pan. 
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add 1/4 cup of  urad dal in the same pan. 
  • Roast till the color changes to golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Add 5-6 red chilies, salt, few curry leaves and asafoetida to this.
  • Roast for few minutes.
  • Allow all the roasted things to get completely cool. 
  • This step is important.
  • Even it is slightly warm, the podi will become soggy.
  • Pulse this in the mixie.
  • Do not over grind as the sesame seeds will ooze out oil.
  • Once done, spread this in a plate for few minutes to get rid of the mixie heat. 
  • Store this in an air tight container.
  • Mix this with hot rice and smear a dollop of ghee and enjoy your meal.
Ellu podi recipe

Notes:
  1. You can sprinkle this ellu podi on dosai too and make ellu podi dosai.
  2. Ellu podi stays good in room temperature for 2 weeks, but for longer shelf life store it in the refrigerator. 

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