One other interesting aspect of this spice mix is that it can be used instead of the regular kootu pudi to prepare kootu. It can also be used as a side dish for dosa / idli. So one powder, many uses!
Urad dal -1 cup
Peppercorns- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
- In a pan roast the urad dal and pepper together.
- When the dal turns light brown , remove from heat and cool.
- Powder along with salt.
- Store in an air tight container.
- This spice mix can be ground to a fine powder / a little coarse depending on your taste.