Ellu Milagu podi is a perfect complement for South Indian Breakfast dishes like Idli / Dosa / Uthappam. Ellu (Sesame Seeds) when roasted has a nice aroma and enriches the flavor of the Milagiai Podi. For Plain milagai podi, we use bengal gram dal, urad dal and red chillies, here in this dish ,we are going to skip bengal gram dal and use sesame seeds instead. 





Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)
Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins 
Cooking Time15 mins
Yield2 Cups
Recipe CategoryChutney / Podi
Recipe CuisineSouthIndian

Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)
Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)

Ingredients:
Sesame Seeds (Ellu)3/4 Cup*
Urad Dal3/4 Cup
Red chilli25
Oil1.5 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Hing 1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste

* 1 Cup = 250ml

Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)
Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)
Method:
  1. Dry fry the sesame seeds in a pan till it starts to sputter. Take this and keep it aside
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, and add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Add Urad Dal along with hing and fry it till the dal turns golden brown. Take this roasted Urad dal aside
  3. In the same pan, add 1/2 teaspoon of oil and fry the red chillies for a minute and then allow all the fried ingredients to cool off completely
  4. First grind the dry roasted sesame seeds to a smooth powder. Just give a pulse or two. If you keep grinding sesame seeds continuously then the ground powder would become sticky because the sesame seeds oil will start to ooze out. So better give a pulse or two and then check if the powder is smooth, if not give few more pulses in intervals. Take this ground sesame seeds powder aside
  5. Then take the roasted urad dal and grind it to a coarse powder. Take this coarsely ground Urad dal and mix with sesame seeds powder
  6. Finally take the red chillies in a mixer and grind it to smooth powder
  7. Mix Red chili powder with urad dal  powder & sesame seeds powder. Store in air-tight container to have a longer shelf life.
  8. The tasty Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi) is ready to serve with hot idlis or dosas
  9. Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)
    Sesame Seeds Gun Powder(Ellu Milagaipodi)

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  1. Thank you for your good and healthy recipes Mami.

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  2. Mami, have you used white ellu or black ellu ?. Thanks

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  3. Mami, how many days can we keep this ellu podi? Can we give this for kids too ?

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  4. How many days can we use it ? Can we give ellu podi for kids too

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    1. Like normal Idli milagai podi, ellu podi also has same shelf life. If we use dry spoon and keep it in fridge, the shelf life is longer. Sesame seeds is good for blood circulation. You can give it to kids also.

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  5. Mam, why can't we grind all the ingredients together instead of grinding each one separately & then combining?
    Thank you!

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