Garlic (poondu) - 5-6 cloves
Dry Red chillies (cayenne pepper) - 6Nos
Roasted gram (pottu kadalai/pori kadala/chutney dhal) - 1 cup
Curry leaves - a few (optional)
Salt to taste
Dry roast the garlic cloves till they are golden brown and most of the moisture is gone. Dry roast the red chillies and warm the roasted gram seperately. If you are adding curry leaves, dry roast them till crisp too. Pound everything into a fine powder using a chutney mixie bowl or coffee grinder. Add salt to taste.
Poondu mulaka podi can be used as an accompaniment to Idlis and Dosas. To use , take the required quantity and a little gingelly (sesame oil/ellennai/nallenna) oil to mix into a dip like consistency.
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