Milagai Podi (Red Chilli & Lentil powder)

This powder made of Red chillis and Urad dal, goes too good with Idly and Dosa. Infact, I eat any sort of tiffins when this podi is there ;) Most people add some channa dal too to it, but Mom's method is little different and healthy (Huh! Whats healthy about Milagai podi? :)

Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Red Chillis - 20 (Mine are moderate hot long red chillis).
Roasted Channa Dal/Dallia/Pottukadalai - 1 sp
Jaggery - Small gooseberry sized (Opt)
Salt - 2 sp.
Hing - 1/2 sp

Heat Tava, in very little oil (as used for tempering) fry Urad Dal,Red Chillis and Hing.
Once cooled, grind it to fine powder in mixie adding Roasted Channa Dal,Salt and finally adding Jaggery.
Be careful while adding salt, even less is fine as it could be added later on in the powder if at all required.