Idli podi  is a coarse powder mixture of ground dry spices . Tamilians traditionally use idli podi as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes.Idli podi is eaten as a dipping condiment.

To use this take a teaspoon of powder on  plate, makes a well in the centre, adds sesame or other oil to this crater, and mixes in the powder to form a moist paste. Idli or Dosa dipped into this tasty oil-powder mix, and eaten. It may also be simply added dry to food.

Many Recipes also includes roasted Sesame to this. That also really tastes very good. Though Here i have not added, and it tastes perfect.

It is a convenient substitute for chutneys and is usually available in most households in Tamil Nadu.


1 cup Yellow Moong Dal

1 Cup Urad Dal

1/4 Cup Chana Dal

10-12 Red Dry Chilli

1/2 Tsp Hing

1/2 Tsp Dry Mango Powder

Salt as per Taste

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder


Dry Roast all 3 dal and Dry Red Chilli  turn by turn . At time of roasting Dry Red chilli, make sure it wont burn. We just have to make it warm. Allow it to Cool Slightly.. Grind with Rest of Spices. Store in a air tight container..

One can store for long, but i personally Keep for a month or so as Fresh food always taste best.

Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂


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