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Idli Podi

Podi forms a very important side dish for breakfasts. There are many versions of making this yummy side dish. Since this can be made in advance, this sure is a winner as when you are pressed for time this goes well with most of the breakfast items. I still remember mom packing yummy soft idlis coated with podi for lunch box. 🙂  Or when travelling we used to carry idlis with podi mixed so that it becomes easy and mess free.

Today i am sharing my mom’s version of this lovely podi. Hope you try and like this:

Makes 3 cups
1 cup each Chana dal and Udai Dal
8 each Bhedgi and normal Red Chillies ( add more for more spice.)
Asefodita 1 tsp.
Tamarind: a small lemon size (optional)
Salt to taste
Black Til(sesame seeds): 1/4 cup
Gingelly oil 1tbsp

1. Roast the dals and chillies till golden brown in gingelly oil. Roast the red chillies also.
2. Grind all the dals,chillies,asefoditia,tamrind,til and salt coarsely in a powder.
3. Store in an airtight jar. Would stay fresh for more than a month.
U can add more red chillies if you want it more spicy.
Add the bedgi chillies as it would give nice red color to the podi, won’t be spicy though.. Add other variety chillies for spice quotient.Also can be sprinkled over the dosas while making Podi dosas.

Whenever want to use, use a fresh, clean spoon, add the needed quantity, mix with oil/ghee.
Goes very well with Idlis, Dosas, Adai.

Moluga Podi




Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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