IDLI PODI / MILAGAI PODI

Idli Podi Recipe | How to make traditional Milagai Podi at home | South Indian Gun Powder Recipe with written details and Video Recipe

Idli podi/Milagai Podi is a coarse powder mixture of ground dry lentils and spices . In Southern India, traditionally use idli podi as a dipping condiment with Idlis, Dosas and so many other dishes. A tasty and very handy side dish for almost all South Indian snacks.

Idli podi/Milagai Podi is a coarse powder mixture of ground dry lentils and spices . In Southern India, traditionally use idli podi as a dipping condiment with Idlis, Dosas . A tasty and very handy side dish for almost all South Indian snacks.

Pudi/Podi means powder in South Indian term . As this podi is eaten with Idli , it’s called Idli Podi. It’s also called as Milagai Podi , Chutney Podi , Gun Powder or Idli Karam Podi ..

Just spread some Sesame oil/Ghee (Clarified Butter) on hot and soft Idlis , sprinkle this tasty Podi on it and just gobble up this yummiest snack.. It is a convenient substitute for chutneys and is usually available in most households in Tamil Nadu.

Or enjoy it in a traditional way.. 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 dishes ..

Variations to make Idli Podi

  • Traditional Tamil style Idli Podi don’t have Moong Dal , I add at times and it tastes really delicious. Idli Podi can be prepare with Jaggery , Garlic , Coconut, Tamarind or Cumin seeds .
  • Black Sesame Seeds tastes great too in Idli Podi.
  • Even some uses Peanuts or Flaxseeds to Milagai podi too..
  • Some also use coriander seeds in Idli Podi..
  • Quantity of red chilli can be adjusted as per choice.

Let’s checkout the Video Recipe.. https://youtu.be/rlMH2A_kiCs

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1/2 cup Black Gram skinned / Urad Dal
  2. 1/4 cup Yellow Green Gram skinned / Yellow Moong Dal (Optional)
  3. 1/4 cup Bengal Gram lentil /Chana Dal
  4. 15 to 17 Red Dry Chilli
  5. 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  6. Handful Curry Leaves
  7. 1/2 Tsp Hing
  8. Salt as per Taste

METHOD

Wash and pat dry curry leaves.. Keep Aside.

For Idli Podi, we have to dry roast few ingredients and will roast some ingredients with Oil.

First we will roast Sesame Seeds, Chana Dal and Urad Dal. Roast each ingredients separately on SLOW FLAME.

Colour should change slightly of lentils. Stir continuously to avoid burning .

Add 1 tbsp oil in pan and roast Red chillies and curry leaves. Roast on Slow Flame till crispy. Switch off the flame and allow each ingredients to cool a bit.

In a mixer grinder , first grind red chillies and curry leaves. Try to grind as smooth as possible . As in Idli podi, lentils will be coarse grind but chillies and curry leaves should be finely grinded.

Then add lentils and sesame seeds in mixer jar. Add asafoetida and Salt . Coarse grind the mixture.

Grind little coarse or fine powder as per personal liking. It tastes amazing when it’s coarse.

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. Hope you all will love it as much we do at home..

Hope you will like this recipe. I would love to listen from you all..

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