A little spice to our everyday life – Molaga Podi

Roasted lentils on a cast iron pan releases an aroma which can only be experienced. Asafoetida roasted with a spoonful of sesame oil, tossed with roasted lentils can spice your life up! I’ll tell you how to enjoy this magical spice powder:

  • Take a spoonful of this spice powder.
  • Mix it with a little sesame oil or clarified butter.
  • Now, with your fingertips, lick it and you’ll love it

Typically eaten with Idli (fermented rice cakes) or Dosa (Rice crepes) – it’s the spice of their lives!

Makes: A Nutella Bottle (the old one)

Equipment: Cast Iron Pot

  • 1 cup White Lentil (Polished Black Gram)
  • 3 tbsp Bengal Gram
  • 10 dried red chillies (depending on the spice levels)
  • 1 1/2 inch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 tbsp black sesame

Heat oil in a cast iron pot and roast the asafoetida thoroughly and set aside.

Dry roast the lentils and chillies. Set aside to cool.

Roast the sesame separately and cool.

In a mixer grinder powder to achieve a slightly coarse mixture not very fine.

Cool completely before transferring to a container. You can store tight for many months.

 

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