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
GO!

  • 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.


Enjoy!






    11 comments:

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

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    2. Podi looks so delicious. Wonderful preparation.

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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    5. Flavorful and delicious podi

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

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

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