Ellu Podi/Sesame Powder

Blogging Marathon #16 has started from today and I will be blogging under the theme Shelf friendly recipes such as powders and chutneys which goes very well with idly,dosa and rice.

We both are podi freaks and love to have it with white rice and ghee as well as idly so my pantry is always filled with different types of powders.The powders are very handy whenever I feel lazy to cook and it is a good option for lunch box too with some tempering.

Sesame seeds powder is flavorful and easy to make powder which goes very well with both rice and idly.Originally this recipe is made with black sesame seeds but due to unavailability made it with white variety.Now to the recipe............


Sesame seeds1/2cup
Urad dhal/ullutham paruppu1/2cup
Red chilly5-6nos.
Saltto taste


                            Heat a heavy bottom pan dry roast the urad dhal,sesame seeds separately to golden brown.Fry the red chillies and asafoetida in the same pan.Let them cool completely.
In a mixie jar put the urad dhal,red chilly,asafoetida,salt and grind it bit coarsely.Now the add the sesame seeds and pulse it (don't grind it continuously).
Store it in an air tight container.

  • To make it more flavorful 2 sprigs of curry leaves can be added.
  • Black pepper and cumin seeds can also be added for extra taste and flavor.
  • Sesame seeds needs to roasted in a low flame till the aroma comes out. 

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I love to have this podi with hot idlis with a dash of ghee yummm beautiful pic.

love sesame in podis, this looks delicious.

Nice podi with just a few ingredients.

yummy looking podi...sesame taste must be delicious

Nice podi

Awesome clicke - posted st similar last week :)))

super podi,its been a while i made such podis for rice...after seeing your podi rice i am so much tempted...will try it soon n let u know :) Nice clicks !!
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flavorful one..Haven't tried any podis,will try!

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Awesome flavorful podi, great pics Nalini

last click with rice is just too tempting!...I love podi, hot rice and ghee! yumm

We love podi & idli...haven't tried rice as its not used to in both of our families! Nice recipe Nalini!

Super flavourful podi,simply love to have with hot rice topped with ghee.

I love this podi, we make it often at home ... you just reminded me that it needs to go on my blog. Lovely presentation

OMG, love your pictures Nalini, looks too good..I love podis as well..so will be bookmarking all these for sure..

Wow! can imagine how tasty this will be! Looks so good!

Yummy podi .. good to have it on hand for busy days.


Very flavorful podi and lovely clicks..

Yummy podi. Would be great with steaming hot rice and ghee !! Love it.

A very flavorful podi...Love your clicks

I dont make podis..but surely this one is tempting!

My husbands favourite podi. Lovley clicks and presentation.

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