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This is one of the delicous versions of santhagai. 

Santhagai (Rice string hoppers) I already posted how to make santhagai) Sesame seeds black and white one cup  Curry leaves 10 nos Shallots or bellary onion finely chopped half cup Red chilly three slit Cilantro leaves finely chopped Ginger gratings one spoon Asafoetida one pinch Sesame oil one rablespoon Mustard seeds one spoon Turmeric half spoon Chana dal one spoon
First of all, you have to make ellu podi. Dry roast the white and balck sesame seeds( equal quantity) Set aside to cool down. Blend in a mixer to  coarse texture. Soak the boiled rice for two hours. Then grind it into a fine batter with little salt. Steam the batter in idli slots of the idli steamer. Squeeze into long string hoppers using santhagai press. Keep aside. Heat the frying pan with sesame oil over a medium flame Add mustard seeds to splutter. when it starts to splutter, add chana dal, onion, red chillies, curry leaves. Saute for a while till the onion turn transl…