to become crisp
Roast the urad dal,chana dal, dry red chillies,black peppercorns
The pudina (mint) podi is ready.
Pudina (Mint) leaves - 1 bunch
Urad dal - 1 Tblsp
Chana dal - 1/4 Tblsp
Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 7-8
Salt as required
Hing - a pinch
Wash the bunch of pudina leaves and either dry roast them in kadai till crispy or keep in a microwave bowl and microwave for about 6-7 minutes.
In between open the microwave oven and check the leaves or they may get burnt.
After the leaves become crisp keep them aside
Take a kadai put the dals,pepper corns and dry red chillies and roast them till golden colour
When the roasted items cool down, take a dry grinder and powder the roasted items along with the crispy leaves,hing and salt.
If you want you can grind the powder coarsely or fine powder.
After powdering the podi store it in an airtight bottle.
The pudina (mint) podi (powder) is ready tobe had with hot plain rice with dollops of ghee with roasted papad or it can be even used to add taste to some dry curry while cooking.
This pudina podi will remain for some days and it will not spoil easily. It has quite a long shelf life.