Curry podi is a flavorful powder prepared with lentils, chillies and coriander seeds. You can use this in place of chilli powder or in addition to chilli powder for many vegetable curries.
Heat 1 tsp oil and fry coriander seeds, bengal gram dal and red chillies until dal turns golden brown. Keep stirring continuously for even browning.
After it cools, dry grind all the above together to a coarse powder.
Storage - Store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare it just for a week or 10 days. If stored for a longer period, the flavor will not be there.
I use this curry powder for most of the curries particularly for potatoes, brinjal, lady's finger, raw banana, cauliflower etc.