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Feb 24, 2014

Sesame Spicy Powder/Ellu Powder

This powder is used for preparing Ellu satham(Elluorai),Ellu Sevai. This powder stores well outside for about a month in an airtight container.

Ingredients:

 Black gram dhal/Urdh dhal –                 ½ cup
Chenna dhal / Bengal gram                   1 tbsp.
Dry Red chilies                                    10 no
Asafetida                                           1 tsp.
Black Ellu (Sesame seed)                      ¼ cup
Dry grated coconut                                ¼ cup    
Oil                                                     1 tbsp.
Curry leaves                                         2 stems
Salt (rock salt)                                      as you need

Method:

  • Heat  a pan /wok, and dry fry the Black Ellu. Keep aside. 
  • Heat the oil in wok and fry dhals, grated coconut separately, till golden brown color. 
  • Add curry leaves and Asafetida, fry for few minutes. Keep aside.
  • Add red chilies in the wok and fry the chilies till that color changes and aroma comes out. (Flame should be in low).
  • Mix all the ingredients and grind it into a coarse powder. (Do not grind them as very fine powder).
  • This powder stores well outside for about a month in an airtight container.
  • You can also use this Ellu podi as Dosa Millaghai powder (Gun spicy powder).
 Note:
Sesame seeds have very high oil content, so it is very necessary to grind this powder very slowly, otherwise it would become very wet when grinding.


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