Andhra Menthi Podi is a spiced lentil powder that I keep on hand to spice up stir-fries. You can also make a delicious stuffed baby brinjal curry with it.
In a heavy bottomed kadai, over medium flame, heat the oil.
Add the dals, red chillies, and methi.
Over medium heat, stir-fry till the dals turn golden brown.
Transfer the mix to a plate and let cool completely.
Add salt and grind to a coarse powder.
Use it to spice up stir-fries made with vegetables Raw Banana, Bhindi, Tendli and Brinjal.