I have used the spices which are usually stored in a South Indian “Aindhu Arai Petti” means box with five divisions, which is handy during cooking.
I have used Bengal gram, Cumin seeds, Fenugreek, Peppercorns, Fennel and green gram. No home work was done beforehand. I took all the spices and grams to fit into the kolam. This combination looked fine and went ahead with the design. To me, causally done are always the best
Roughly this kolam can be catergorised to 13-1 dot count.