Thursday, September 20, 2012

Idli Milagai podi / Idli Chilli Powder

Preparation Time : 15 mins

Whenever I face the power cut problem at my home or when I have less time to prepare breakfast, Idli podi is the only side dish which gives me a helping hand for breakfast to have with dosa and Idli. This serves such a super combination with idli or dosa when mixed with Gingelly oil. I got this recipe from my Grandmother. The below ingredients I mentioned is much spicier. You can add the Red chillies according to your taste.


Urud dal 1 cup
Channa dal 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies 15 to 20
Curry Leaves One Handful
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 tsp


  1. In a pan, heat oil and add Urud dal, Channa dal. Once, it becomes light brown color, add Sesame seeds. Once it splutters, add Red chillies, curry leaves, salt and Hing. Once these are dry roasted, remove from the flame.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool and grind in a mixture to a dry powder
  3. Serve with Dosa/Idli.