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IMG_7332Ingredients :

2 cups white seasame seeds
1/2 cup senaga pappu (bengal gram)
1/2 cup minappa pappu (split black gram dal)
1 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsps coriander seeds
10 dried red chillis
8-10 crushed garlic pods
salt to taste

Add a tbsp of oil in a pan and add the Bengal gram and split black gram dal and fry them on medium heat till they turn red. Don’t burn them. Keep tossing them around continuosly. Remove from pan and keep aside to cool.
2 In the same pan add the cumin and coriander seeds and toss them on medium heat till they turn brown..approx 2-3 mts. Remove from pan and keep aside.
3 In the same pan add the dry chillis and toss them for 2 mts. Remove and keep aside to cool.
4 Now add the seasame seeds and toss them till they are crisp and roasted. Keep tossing them till they turn a light brown color .Turn off heat and cool all the roasted ingredients.
5 Once cool, grind the dals first into coarse, followed by coriander, cumin seeds and red chillis and grind again.
6 Now add seasame seeds and garlic pods and grind for three to five seconds only (it should not form like paste) to make a coarse powder. Mix it with salt. Store in an air-tight container.

Note : Sesame seeds are good source of calcium and so this powder is very nutritious. This can be served with rice/idlis/dosa.