I usually keep this handy and add it on all my Dals, Sambars. Once the dal/sambar is cooked totally, add a spoon or two of this podi (based on quantity of dal/sambar) and boil for few mins for the taste to blend. Do not boil too much as the aroma will be lost.
It gives a good smell and enhances the taste of the dish.
Dhaniya - 2 cups
Channa Dal - 1 cup
Red chillis - 20-25 Red chillis
Roast all the above it very little oil and grind to powder.