Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Poondu-Milagai-Podi

#PoonduMilagaiPodi : This is a spicy podi [ powder ] which goes well with Idli and dosai varieties. Poondu milagai podi [ #GarlicChillyPowder ] is prepared using red chilly and garlic. Red chilly is roasted well with little oil till it gives out pungent aroma and turns deep red in color. It is coarsely ground adding salt. Finally garlic pods are added and run for  few seconds.

Poondu milagai podi [ garlic chilly powder ]


Ingredients :
20Red chilly
10Garlic cloves
1 TspSalt [ adjust ]
1/2 TspGingelly oil [ sesame/till oil ]
20 - 30Dried curry leaves [ optional ]

Method :
Heat a kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.
Add 1/8 Tsp of oil and then the red chilly.
A pinch of salt is added to avoid pungent fumes from chilly affecting our nostrils.
Keep stirring till chilly turns dark red in color and slightly charred.
Transfer on to a plate and allow to cool down.
Now take roasted red chilly, salt and curry leaves in a mixie jar and grind coarsely.
If the jar becomes hot wait for a while to cool down.
Now add garlic cloves with skin and run the mixie for a minute or till garlic blends together.
The spicy n aromatic garlic milagai podi is ready.
Serve along with Idli and dosai.

Serving method : 
Place half a teaspoon of podi in a plate.
Pour a spoon full of gingelly oil [ sesame/till oil ] and mix well using forefinger.
Enjoy well with Idli or dosai.

Poondu milagai podi [ garlic chilly powder ]







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