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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Idly Podi/ Idli Milagai Podi (Spicy lentil Powder )

I am posting the recipe of Idly podi today. Idly podi is always a must in our house. We have it with almost everything- idly, dosa, chappathi and rice.  Usually either my mom or my grandma makes it for us. When my mom came to visit us (2 yrs back) she made and brought it here, I was preserving and using it in ration. Finally when it was over, it struck that it was high time that I start making Idly podi on my own. I got recipes from various friends and made this recipe.The ratio of lentils varies in each recipe. Though I am yet to get my mom and grandma's recipe (which is by far my favorite). I will post that recipe too in the future . But for now I am posting the recipe which I have tried and liked it too.

What are the ingredients needed?

Channa dal/ Kadalai paruppu, 1 cup
Urad dal/ Ulundhu,  1 cup 
Red chillies, 10- 15 nos.
Sesame seeds, 1/4 cup
Asafoetida, 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves, 2-3 sprigs
Salt, as needed

How it is made?
  1. Dry roast curry leaves and red chillies in medium heat and set them aside.
  2. Then dry roast urad dal and channa dal till they lightly change color.
  3. Finally add the sesame seeds and roast it slightly.
  4. Let everything cool down to room temperature, then add everything to mixer, along with asafoetida and salt and grind it into a coarse powder. 
  5. Then spread the powder in a paper to let it reach room temperature, then store it in airtight container. 
  • Every time use fresh dry spoon. 
  • You can store in air tight container in room temperature. But for longer duration, you can store it in refrigerator. 
  • While serving, you can mix it with any oil of your choice. I prefer sesame oil and sometimes coconut oil too. 


  1. wow awesome podi :) looks divine da and love the clicks. You site looks so festive for Christmas :) super po

  2. wow lovely and tempting podi aks... my most favorite... but your version looks so nice... will try next time... thanks for sharing aks...

  3. gr8 clicks.. looks too good.. this podi always stays in my pantry.. :)

  4. lovely flavours divya...nice clicks too..

  5. Amazing clicks with lovely presentation. Loved this podi.

  6. Lovely clicks divya .I too love podi .We cant beat our grandmoms recipe in traditional dishes like this but our version is better :)


  7. beautiful podi divya . I love this with idli

  8. nice podi, still have to explore this dish. going to try soon.

  9. so flavourful podi.. I can have it with anything

  10. Lovely and aromatic podi.. loved the second pic.. awesome job :)

  11. very very flavorful and delicious podi :)


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