Friday, November 8, 2013

Idli Milagai Podi | Idli Podi Recipe | Homemade Chutney Powder

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milagai podi
Apart from Chutneys and Sambar,Idli podi makes a nice accompaniment for south Indian breakfast items like Idli and Dosa.In general Idli podi or Karapodi is to be mixed with a liberal quantity of ghee which makes it more tasty to relish with idli. I have already posted the famous Andhra Nalla karam podi and also Tamilnadu style Milagai podi using Whole black gram. Today's version is almost like Milagai podi(with black gram) and uses white urad instead of the whole black variety.

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milagai podi

Idly Podi / Milagai Podi:
shelf life:2-3 months

1/2 cup Urad dal
1/2 cup Chana dal
10 Guntur Red chillies
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing), use the rock variety
Salt to taste
1 tsp Oil

  • Heat oil in a kadai and add urad dal and chana dal and fry them separately until they turn golden brown and keep them aside and let them cool.
  • In the same pan add red chillies  and asafoetida and fry them until they turn crisp.Remove them and keep them aside.
  • Now add sesame seeds and roast them until they pop up and remove it and keep aside.
  • Grind all the above ingredients with enough salt to a coarse powder.
  • Spread the mixture on a plate and once it is cooled pour into the air tight container and store it for a couple of months. 
Serve it with Idli /Dosa. Mix the powder with a liberal quantity of ghee or sesame oil while serving.

Idli podi
  1. You can replace plain urad dal with the whole black urad for a healthier version.
  2. You can add 2-3 garlic pods in the last round of grinding the powder.It adds a nice flavor,however it is optional.
  3. Addition of a fat pinch of hing also enhances the flavor of this podi,so do not miss it.
  4. You can also add some byadige red chillies for a deeper red color powder.
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Shoba said...

Nice and at times this helps for working women
Shobas Delight

cookingwithsapana said...

Very useful post !

Indian Khana said...

I almost something same too and it looks so tempting ..loved last click

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