Monday, February 10, 2014

Idli Podi Recipe - Idli Milagai Podi - Homemade Chutney Powder for Idli Dosa

Idli Milagai Podi Recipe
During school days, my friend Pavithra used to bring idli milagai podi as a sidedish to go with idli / dosa, I used to love her podi. Those days not being a big time idli lover I still loved to eat idli just for the sake of her podi.When I met her last time, I insisted to get the recipe from her mother and she agreed too....she promptly sent the recipe through mail......I just made minor changes to the orginal recipe according to our preference and and here goes the recipe.

I have already posted basic version of Idli Milagai Podi and MTR stlye idli podi so this one is another variation that you can try when you are bored of the same recipe....Yes thats what I do.Mittu loves homemade podi and this is her recent favorite and hubby can live with podi so I dont leave the podi jar to empty. Amma makes idli podi using black urad dal with skin , I will sure post that version too....But nowadays she likes my podi that she insists me to make the same.... :))
Idli Milagai Podi Recipe  

Idli Milagai Podi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : 1 cup
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
Dried Red Chillies - 1/2 cup loosely packed
Curry Leaves - 1/8 cup tightly packed
Hing - 3/4 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1/8 cup
Garlic - 3 big cloves
Pepper - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1.5 tbsp(optional)
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

  1. Add a tsp of oil - Dry roast the dals together till slightly browned then add red chillies and roast till red chillies turn crip and dals turn golden brown,Finally add hing and Set aside.Then dry roast sesame seeds, let it splutter then set aside.Now dry roast curry leaves until crisp, Set aside.How to make idli milagai podi - Step1
  2. Then dry roast pepper and garlic each separatelyTransfer the roasted ingredients to a wide bowl and let it cool down.How to make idli milagai podi - Step2
  3. Add required salt and grind the roasted ingredients to a coarse mixture.Then finally add jaggery and grind it to a semi fine mixture, little coarse.Cool down then transfer to an airtight container.How to make idli milagai podi - Step3
Smear gingelly oil / coconut oil / ghee with podi and serve it with soft idlis.
Idli Podi Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adding jaggery is purely optional but I love the mild sweetness in the podi which is the speciality of this recipe.
  • The color of the podi depends on red chilli variety.
  • The texture also purely depends on your taste prefernce, we like it a bit coarse just like the ones we get in shops. But if you prefer it fine then just grind it smooth.
Idli Milagai Podi Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

32 comments:

  1. Love the bright color of the podi,sure will try this for sharu

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  2. i have not tasted the jaggery version milagai podi :D very stunning photos

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  3. Perfect for idly ...... Yummy !

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  4. Yum Sharmi. I am drooling over that milagai podi!

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  5. I too make the same way with slight variations :) Lovely clicks :)

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  6. It is a must for me for any south Indian breakfast.. My mum makes it slightly different.. I never tried on my own.. Must try

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  7. Awesome pics as always :) Mine is a similar version too..

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  8. Hi Kate.. We prepare chutney podi in same process..but adding jaggery is mouth watering. Surely I'l try the next time I grind :-)

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  9. I love the color of podi... looks very mouth watering. and love ur soft white idlis... they are perfect. love ur presentation too.

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  10. Will try this...Waiting for Bread Upma sharmi...

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  11. Great pics. It is a treat to watch the pic so no doubt about the taste.

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  12. Tried and it tasted yummmmmm!

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  13. hi i tried it and turned out quite well though i think i went a bit overboard with d curry leaves , it has an overpowering aroma of curry leaves. thanx for sharing.

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  14. i dont have jaggery.can i use white sugar?

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  15. Hi sharmi, tried dis recipe today dis is my first idli podi recipe n turned out yummy as I desired vthout jaggery n at last added too much jaggery n messed it it's too sweet, is der any way to get d taste bak, pls help me asap

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    1. What you can do is dry roast urad dal and red chilli seperately, grind it and add to the podi...THe quantity depends on the sweetness...

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  16. Dear Sharmi,should we use black yeas dhal or the white one? I prepared this version but did not get this bright red color. How to get this color for the podi?

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    1. I used whole urad dal without skin so its white in color...The red color depends on the chilli variety you use

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  17. yummy idli poli..my fav with idli..reminds me of Sree Krishna cafe in Bangalore :)

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  18. சகோதரி- எனக்கு ஆங்கிலம் வாசிக்க முடியும், தவறின்றி எழுத முடியாது. அதனால் தமிழில் மன்னிக்கவும்.
    நான் இலங்கையை சேர்ந்தவன், இந்தப் பொடிகள் எங்கள் பகுதி உணவில் இல்லை எனலாம்.
    தோசை, இட்லிக்கு சம்பல்தான்- சாம்பாரே இல்லை. இலங்கையில் சில தடவையும்,சென்னை வந்த போதும் சாப்பிட்டேன். அதன் மணம், சுவை பிடித்தது. ஆனாலும் நம் வீட்டில் செய்யத் தெரியவில்லை. இன்று இட்லி - கூகிளாண்டவரைப் பொடி போடும் விபரம் கேட்டபோது, உங்கள் பக்கம் காட்டினார்.
    தாங்கள் இட்ட படங்கள் உடனே அதைச் செய்து விடலாமெனும் நம்பிக்கையைத் தந்தது. அருமை - படங்கள் பல வரிகளில் சொல்வதை , தெளிவாகத் தருகிறது. உதாரணம்- மிளகாய் அளவு பிடிபடவில்லை. ஆனால் தங்கள் படத்தில் எண்ணி, சுமார் 25 எனப் பிடித்து விட்டேன்.
    அத்தனை கலவைப் பொருட்களும் வீட்டில் இருந்ததால், செய்து சாப்பிட்டு விட்டே, வெற்றிக்கு வழிகாட்டிய உங்களுக்கு நன்றி கூற எழுதுகிறேன்.
    அருமை-அருமை- நன்றி
    உங்களைப் பற்றிப் படித்தபோது, உங்களுக்கு புகைப்படக்கலையிலும் ஆர்வமென்பதை அறிந்தேன். படங்களில் அது தெரிகிறது.ஏனைய உணவுகளையும் முயல்வேன். அனுபவத்தைப் பகிர்வேன்.

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  19. This is the first time im making chutney powder.. its an awesome recipe..

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  20. I have tried this many times, it has come out very well each and every time! We are big on Idly Podi for Idly and this is our one of the fav version. You have a wonderful space here Sharmi!

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  21. Good. Some times we add roasted coconut also. Seasame seeds,White seasame is preferred.
    MATHANMOHAN

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  22. i tried this andvt has come out yummy :) thanks.

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  23. Maam iam addicted to your website .any reference with regards to cooking iam so confident i will find it in your site.
    Your techniquesare so homely .Thank you

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