Idli / Dosa Podi
Kerala Idli Podi / Dosa podi is a side dish which is served along with idli / dosa made with a mixture of urad dal, channa dal, and various other spices. Kerala Idli podi or milagai podi,how we call it is a dry spicy powder mixed with ghee or sesame oil, used as an accompaniment for Idli and dosas. This is very aromatic, flavorful, spicy and tasty powder a lot better than the store bought one. It is also used as a chutney substitute while travelling or for tiffin or lunch boxes. Basically this podi is a dry powder made with lentils and red chilies. There is some spiciness and heat in a typical milagai podi. There is a variation of idli podi called as gun powder which is spicy and includes more red chilies as well as garlic.
Servings Prep Time
3people 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
3people 20minutes
  • Urad dal – 1cup
  • Toor dal 1/2cup
  • garlic 2cloves
  • Red chili powder – 1tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/2tsp
  • Salt(as per taste) –
  1. Dry roast the urad dal , garlic cloves and toor dal together till the toor dal becomes light brown and urad dal starts changing the color.
  2. Allow the mix to cool down completely.
  3. In a mixer, grind the cooled mix of lentils to a smooth powder, adding the chili powder, salt and asafoetida.
  4. Once prepared, this chutney powder can be stored in an air tight container for 3-4 weeks.
  5. While serving with idli or dosa, take 1-2 tsps of the powder, add 1 tsp of coconut oil and mix.
Recipe Notes

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