Thursday, April 28, 2011

Milagai Podi / Idli Podi / Chutney Powder | Side Dish for Idli Dosa

Milagai Podi / Idli podi is a common side dish for South-Indian delicacies - idlis and dosas. Often referred to as gun powder (I don't know why), there are 'n' number of methods to make podis with numerous varieties of dhals used in different proportions of each. This recipe is a traditional one by grandma. I am yet to try many varieties including my sister's specialty, my MIL's and the one I have tasted at my friend Sowmi's home. Planning to try every variety and blog about it. 


Ingredients:
Urad Dhal / Black gram - 1/2 cup (standard measuring cup)
Chana dhal / Split Chick peas - 1/4 cup
Dried Red Chillies - 10 - 12
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - cleaned and dried - 25-30
Salt - to taste 
Method:
Dry roast all the ingredients (except salt). Roast the dhals until they turn a pale brown color, currl leaves until they are crisp and the chillies until they turn  little puffed. Grind the roasted ingredients with salt in a blender/dry grinder until coarse. It should not be too coarse or too fine. Serve mixed with oil for hot steaming idlis or dosas.
Sending this super aromatic podi to Srivalli's Condiment Mela.

34 comments:

  1. What a beautiful presentation dear- the spice blend is awesome!
    US Masala

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  2. Wowww... wonderful presentation dear.. looks perfect !!

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  3. Super clicks with a homely recipe..Looks so perfect !

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  4. I always wanted to make my own, will save your recipe for sure. Nice pictures.

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  5. Great clicks and homemade idli podi looks so yummmm

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  6. bookmarked it .. it is of very useful to me..

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  7. Love to eat this wid idli/dosa...nice presentation..

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  8. very tempting chutney powder! thanks for sharing.

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  9. Gun powder name mystery haunts me as well Krithi..superb presentation. I add lots of whole kashmiri chillies and thus get fiery red milagai podi.

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  10. Nothing can beat podi smeared idli. Aromatic podi. Nice presentation!!

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  11. I'll have this podi always in my pantry,cant live without it..beautiful click..

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  12. Nothing to beat idly and milagai podi with nalla ennai....just love it....beautiful clicks...

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  13. Lovely presentation Krithi. Will make this sure as my Husband is a real fan of this podi...:)

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  14. Lovely clicks krithi...Thanks for sharing..

    Idly with this podi...keeps on going...

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  15. love ur version of making idlimilagai podi.nice pictures..Adding cumin seeds sounds interesting

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  16. Wow yummy,bookmarked..loved the clicks and presentation.

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  17. Awesome presentation of yummy podi...

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  18. Beautiful pictures and spices!

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  19. super a irukku kirthi.Amma vum ippadi dhan seyvaanga.

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  20. very well presented and lovely pics !! Podi looks so wonderful !!

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  21. lovely presentation and even yummier podi :P we cannot live without it in our home :)

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  22. A beautiful spice blend.Lovely presentation too.

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  23. i was looking for a great recipe for this podi... gona try this soon.
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is something new to me but it looks great...lovely pics too!

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  25. Lovely aromatic blend of spices...Beautiful clicks krithi!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. Its my fav and life saver during hectic times...perfect with idlis and yummy clicks

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  27. just made it last week,,, cant stay away from it now!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  28. as a kid i used to eat more idli podi than idli....we so much love this podi!

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  29. Never added cumin seeds in idli podi!Sounds interesting!Nice clicks!

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