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 🙂 🙂