Ellu Podi/Sesame chutney is an instant chutney powder that can be made within few minutes. Ellu podi can be had with idly, dosa or curd rice. There are 3 types of sesame seeds Black, Brown and White, This recipe tastes best when done with the brown sesame seeds. I had the Black variety and have done this with black sesame seeds. I am not used to take ellu podi from childhood. This is one of the recipe that I learnt from my Mother in Law, of course this is my hubby’s favorite. Here goes the recipe…
Sesame seeds – 100gms
Dry red chillies – 4
Tamarid- Amla sized
Garlic – 8 cloves
Salt to taste
- Fry the Sesame seeds, until they start spluttering.
- Add red chillies, tamarind, garlic pods and fry for 3 mins.
- Grind the mix in a blender, add salt to taste. Ellu podi is now ready to have with idli or dosa
- Sesame chutney tastes he best when it is fresh.