Tur dal - 1 cup
Fried gram - 1 cup (putanalu pappu)
Garlic - 2 full pods or (50-70 grams)
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 8-10
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few (optional)
Salt as required
Oil -1/4 tsp
Dry roast tur dal on medium flame stirring continuously, until it turns golden brown. Add hing, cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry for a few more minutes. Leave it to cool.
Dry roast fried gram (pottukadalai in Tamil) and garlic separately. If you do not like garlic flavor, use less garlic.
Heat 1/4 tsp of oil and fry red chillies. Then grind everything together coarsely with salt needed.
This podi is very delicious with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee. You just have to prepare any vegetable curry or papads as a side dish for this.
Variation - You can prepare this podi without tur dal also. Use just fried gram and reduce the number of chillies and garlic.