This version of molagai podi has the addition of garlic. It's a coarse mixture of ground dried spices, which includes channa daal, chillies, curry leaves, coriander and cumin seeds. You can add more or less chillies, if you wish. It can be used as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes.
Found in Indian/South Asian supermarkets.
I dry roast my version, then grind the spices. When serving, I add oil to the podi to make a spread for idly or dosa. Try sprinkling this podi onto roasted potatoes - very tasty! - 25 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)