Channa dal/ Kadalai paruppu -1/4cup
Urad dal/Ulutham paruppu -1/4cup
Garlic/Poondu - one bulb
Red chillies- 8 (adjust to your taste)
Jaggery/Vellam- a tiny piece
Dry roast all the items (except garlic) separately. Take care not to burn any..
Let it cool completely. Add the red chillies-dal into a small jar of a mixer and grind it to a coarse powder. Then add in the salt, jaggery, and hing. Grind again for couple of minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and chop the garlic cloves. Now add them with the dals and give it a few pulses.
Since we like the podi to be on the finer side, I powdered it again.
..and enjoy it with idli-dosa-oothappam.