Gunpowder / Malgapodi
Contributed by Malika Iyer
Malgapodi is a South Indian spice mix traditionally served with Idlis and Dosas. Is also called Gunpowder as it is a very spicy preparation. Goes well with Rice and Uttapams too.
- Chana Dal ½ cup
- Urad Dal 1 cup
- Red chillies whole 5-10
- Hing a generous pinch
- Salt to taste
- Sesame oil
- Roast half cup Chana Dal
- Roast one cup Urad Dal with 5 to ten whole red chillies (can change depending on how spicy you want it).
- Switch off the flame.
- Add a generous pinch of hing and salt to taste.
- Once it cools down, grind into a coarse powder.
Is best eaten with dosa or idli, mixed with oil (traditionally hot sesame/til oil) to form a chutney like paste.