I was little bit down this morning partly because of the dark , no sunshine weather and also because of my new 'trying to peek out ' wisdom tooth. Have been having a hard time with that and on antibiotics and pain killer for the past few days. Since Iam taking all these medicines I wanted to have good breakfast not the usual bread and stuff. I had a few laddles of left ove Idlibatter ,but was too lazy and tired to make a chutney, and ironically I ran out of Idli podi. Then this method of making simple Idli podi , that Amma makes often whenever she faces the same situation came to my mind. During schooldays I used to just make this for mysellf even if there is sambhar or chutney on the table.
Its a tip rather than a recipe. Even my husband who does'nt like the regular Idli podi (can you beleive it !!) loves this version.
Here you go.
Sambhar powder 2 tblsp
3 pods of Garlic
Home made Sambhar powder like the one here at Cilantro's works best. I think almost all South Indian home will have a jar of this. I get a big bag of this from Amma whenever I travel abroad.
Take 2 tblsp of sambhar powder in a small bowl.
To this add 2 -3 pods of Smashed Garlic.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt. Add 2 table spoon of Gingelly oil (must).
Mix well, Let it sit for about 5 mins.
Do not chop or grind the garlic, it gives a bitter taste.
Do not dip the Idli /Dosai into it, unless you like it very very hot. Just a touch of it is enough to enjoy the goodness.
Let me know what you think .