How to make Kollu Milagai Podi / Horse gram Spice powder
The Milagai Podi, aka the Chutney powder, is one of the items that is a must-have in a Tamil household. It is the savior of many individual's breakfast & dinner. If you have Idli/Dosa batter on hand & some Milagai podi - you have a meal! Short on time, to make other accompaniments for your tiffin ? - no worries. For a few of us, this is a must-have, side; even if you are served, an array of other Chutneys & Sambhars. This lip-smacking Milagai Podi, sure keeps you fuller, longer as it is made with an extra diabetic friendly lentil.
Apparently, this legume took its name from its use as a staple food for horses and cattle (primarily fed to race horses, to control weight gain & provide energy). If the name sounds unappetizing to you, read on, for its exceptional nutrition profile. The low-profile, humble, Horse gram is considered the most protein-rich lentil found on the planet & one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein. They are high in iron, calcium, anti-oxidants & protein. Low in fat & lipids. It's slow digestible starch make it ideal for diabetics & people trying to control their weight.
Kollu/Horse gram/Kulthi bean - 1 Cup
Ulunthu/Urad dal - 1/2 Cup
Dry Red chillies - 6 to 8 no:s
Copra powder/Dehydrated coconut flakes - 1/2 Cup
Asafoetida powder- 1/4 Tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 Tsp