This is usually a pretty standard accompaniment to most South Indian Breakfasts, especially with Idly and Dosa. Surprisingly, it also goes well with Uthappam, Adai and even rice. And curiously, it’s great on toast too!
It is a simple combination of roasted lentils and chillies, ground to a coarse powder, and mixed with sesame oil or ghee before eating.
And I really can’t have enough of it. I love the heat it generates, and the contrast in texture to a soft idly. The crunch and heat really do wake you up!