Horse gram (Kollu) -1/2 cup
Red Chillies (Kanja molaga) – 6 nos.
Curry leaves (Karuvepillai) – 2 stands
Asafoetida (Perungayam) – a pinch
Salt – as desired
Oil – 1 teaspoon
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1. In a pan, dry roast horse gram (kollu) till it changes color and gives out a good aroma. Then, keep it aside and cool it down.
2. In the same pan, heat a teaspoon of oil, and add red chillies, curry leaves, and asafoetida. Fry for a minute or so, and then cool it down.
In a blender, add roasted horse gram (kollu), red chillies, curry leaves, salt, and asafoetida and grind them to a fine powder. Store it in an airtight container.
Serve. While serving this kollu podi with rice, add a teaspoon of ghee or sesame oil.
While serving this kollu podi with dosa and idly, add sesame oil.