Culinary experts will think, what a silly post is this. But few of my friends asked me to post this as they dont know. Hence posting this simple recipe. I usually ask my mom to grind this whenever she grind idly batter. So even when this powder is over, I will wait till we grind idly batter and grind it as the taste of this powder on the first day will be excellent. This preparation differs from home to home. Here I am giving my way of preparing it.
Urad Dhal - 1 cup
Bengal Gram Dhal - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 20(Depends on your spice level)
Aesfoetida - 1/2 tsp
Roast the ingredients one by one as the frying time is different for each one.
In a dry mixer, add the chillies first and grind it. Now add the salt and grind it. When it is powdered well, add all the dhal and grind it. Its not so smooth at the same time not so coarse.
After grinding cool it for a while and store it in a air tight container.
Mix this with Gingelly oil and Serve this with Hot Idlys.