If you have some podis - powders in home that comes in handy, when you are busy or when you need a different taste. Many homes have paruppu podi, thengai podi, poondu podi.
But the most easiest and of course the tastiest one is milagu zeeraka podi. It is very easy and very tasty.
pepper half a cup
cumin one cup
dry roast pepper, cumin one by one.. mix with salt and powder it nicely in a mixie
mix with rice and ghee or little oil and it makes a wonderful combo.