1/2 cup chana dal
1/2 cup urad dal
15 whole cashew nuts
1/8 cup white or black sesame seeds
2 heaping tsp of asafoetida
15-20 whole dried red chillies
2 tsp sesame oil
Add little oil to a kadai and roast urad,channa,chashew and badam one by one til fragrant and remove to a plate.roast sesame seeds till they pop and remove to a plate. Next roast chilies carefully along with asafoetida and mix with the roasted dals. Add salt and grind them to powder once cooled ( I like to grind them a bit coarse).Store in a clean dry jar.
After grinding taste the podi, if it is too spicy add little more salt.
This is very light shaded because of cashew and almonds
The amount of chilies can be increased or decreased
Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups