Idli Milagai 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. The key to making this tasty chutney powder / idli podi is the way in which you roast them. Roast dal well till it becomes golden brown color and you get a nice aroma.The addition of sesame seeds and hing gives an excellent aroma to this dish.
Dry roast Channa Dal till light golden brown and keep aside.
Then in the same Pan add urad dal and rice and roast till golden brown and keep aside.Now add the Sesame seeds and roast till they flutter and keep aside
In the same Pan add 2 tsp of oil and put the red chillies and roast them till crisp.
Now in the Blender first add the Red chillies and Channa Dal and grind - to this add the urad dal and rice and grind again - now add the til seeds, salt, hing pd and give a last grind. The Milaga podi need to be a little coarse powder.
Mix the powder with Sesame oil and relish it with Idli, Dosa etc……. with a dollop of Ghee ( optional)