Garlic (poondu) - 5-6 cloves
Dry Red chillies (cayenne pepper) - 6Nos
Roasted gram (pottu kadala/pori kadala) - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Dry roast the garlic pods till they are golden brown and most of the moisture is gone. Dry roast the red chillied and roasted gram seperately. Pound into a fine powder using a mixer bowl. Add salt to taste.
Poondu mulaka podi can be used as an accompaniment to Idlis and Dosas. To use , take the required quantity and a little gingelly (ellenna/nallenna) oil to mix into a dip like consistency