Sunday, August 21, 2011

Milagai Podi/ Idli Dosa Podi/ Chutney Podi

No south-Indian can go without idli and dosas. Sometimes making chutney may not always be possible. Chutney powder or Idli dosa milagai podi always comes to the rescue as a perfect combo for idli dosas. It's made by roasting dry red chilis, urad dal, and sesame seeds. Different households have different recipes to make it. I am sharing a recipe for how it's made in my home.

Get ready!

  • 2 cups urad dal
  • 1 cup dry red chilis (Milagai vatral)
  • 3 tbsp. white sesame seeds
  • 1-1 & 1/2 tsp. asafetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. oil

  • In a pan or kadai, dry roast the white sesame seeds on medium heat till they pop. Make sure not to burn them. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the urad dal and dry roast them till golden in color. Set aside.
  • Now add 1 tsp. oil and roast the red chilis till they are crisp and fragrant, making sure not to burn them.
  • Let all the dry roasted ingredients cool.
  • In a blender or spice grinder, blend the red chilis and asafetida first to a nice powder.
  • Next add the urad dal and grind till they are coarse. If you want a fine chutney powder, grind them to a finer consistency.
  • Add the roasted sesame seeds at the end and salt to taste and whiz till everything is blended together.
  • Store this powder in an airtight container and use it as needed.



    1. Loved ur version,sure sesame in podi will give nice flavour...

    2. Podi looks so delicious. Wonderful preparation.

      Hamaree Rasoi

    3. no breakfast is full without the good ol' molaga podi - nalla irukku; i also add a fistful of kadala paruppu

    4. Aromatic podi!!!! Well presented Priya :)
      Prathima Rao
      Parts Corner

    5. Flavorful and delicious podi

    6. delicious chutney podi, flavourful, loved ur version..

    7. Flavourful podi,cant live without this milagai podi,a must in my kitchen..


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