This is a variation of the classic Milagai podi. My brother and I have always loved garlic, so my mother used to make this version of milagai podi for us.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a shallow skillet over medium heat; fry the chana dal in the hot oil for about 5 minutes. Stir the red chile peppers, garlic, curry leaves, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds into the dal and continue cooking until the spices are roasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes more. Spread the mixture onto some newspaper to cool to room temperature; grind into a find powder. Season with salt. The powder will keep in an airtight container on the shelf for a few months.

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Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2010
I dry roast my version then grind the spices. When serving I add oil to the podi to make a spread for idly or dosa. Try sprinkling this podi onto roasted potatoes - very tasty! Read More
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