Idli Podi (Version 2)

This is a healthier version of the podi. Podi is a eternal favorite.:) We can eat with even rotis, upma, even sprinkle a little on the Poha would taste yum. 🙂  Hope you try this version and share your feedback.

Idli Podi

Here’s the recipe:

Makes 3 cups


  • 1 cup each Chana dal and Udai Dal
  • 1 Cup flax seeds
  • 8 each Bhedgi and normal Red Chillies
  • Asefodita 1 tsp.
  • Gingelly Oil: 1 tbsp.
  • Black Seasame seeds: 2 tbsp


1. Roast the dals,flax seeds and chillies till golden brown in gingelly oil. Roast the red chillies also.
2. Grind all the dals,chillies,asefoditia,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 chilies if you want it more spicy.
  • Whenever want to use, use a fresh, clean spoon, add the needed quantity, mix with oil/ghee.
  • Goes very well with Idlis, Dosas, Adai.

Idli Podi


Its one important way of adding flax seeds to your diet. Flax seeds doesn’t change the taste much.



  1. Hi kavitha
    I love ur idly podi
    But want to make
    Can u suggest me an alternative for flax seeds
    So that i can make it


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