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Toor Daal – 1 cup
Urad Daal – ¼ cup
Hing powder (Asafoetida) – about ¼ tsp
You can mix all the daals together.
Heat up a clean and dry pan and add the sesame seeds in there. Fry until they turn a little golden and you see the oil coming out. The sesame seeds have to be dry roasted. Once they are roasted, remove from pan and set aside.
Now, add another ½ tsp of oil to the pan and throw in the red chillies. Fry for a few mins until the chillies start turning black. Remove from pan and set aside.
Here is my favorite recipe of idli fry with molaga podi. If you have any left over idlis, chop them into small pieces. Chop 1 onion into small bits. Heat a wide sauté pan and add a tsp of oil. When the oil is hot, add some green chillies and the onions and fry for a min. Then add the chopped left over idlis (they slice up nicely when they are refrigerated). Add a pinch of salt to taste and then add about 1-2 tsp of this idli molaga podi and mix well. Add another tsp of oil to the idlis. Cook for a couple of mins and then garnish with cilantro. Serve hot. Tastes amazing and you’ll be hooked – I guarantee!
Enjoy. Peace out!