Ellu Podi

Ellu Podi

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Peep into any south indian larder, and you are likely to find a good stock of ‘podis’ or dry spice-dal blends that can be served as side dishes or even mixed with rice and served, for a simple main course meal. Here is a healthy powder made with sesame seeds that can be mixed with rice and til oil and served with papads, for a quick and tasty treat.

Ellu Podi recipe - How to make Ellu Podi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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2 tsp coconut oil or any other oil
1/2 cup sesame seeds (til)
1/2 cup grated dry coconut (kopra)
5 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a small kadhai, add the sesame seeds, dry coconut, red chillies and asafoetida, mix well and sauté on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  2. When cool, blend in a mixer to a coarse powder.
  3. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values per tbsp
Energy42 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates1.4 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A9 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0.1 mg
Folic Acid0.3 mcg
Calcium69.3 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Potassium0 mg
Zinc0.5 mg


Ellu Podi
 on 19 Aug 14 12:30 PM

I always buy this chutney from outside. But after making this i realized that its very easy to make it at home as well.