Thursday, January 20, 2005

Molaga Podi

After trying the milakai podi (=molagapodi, mulaga podi) at Woodlands, I was keen to use this miracle condiment at home. Luckily, it can be found at India Sweets and Spices close to the dosa and idly mixes - look for MTR brand "Spiced Chutney Powder". I added sesame oil as recommended by my friend Aravind, and it was great on improvised masala and blini (OK, none too authentic). One needs surprisingly little oil to achieve the requisite gritty paste, and in future I may use regular oil or ghee in addition to the sesame oil so the flavour is more subtle. Aravind suggested trying it on bagels with cream cheese, and it is actually delicious. Happy experimenting!


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