Idli Milagai Podi


Idli Milagai Podi

Idli Milagai podi is a side dish which is served along with idli / dosa made with a mixture of urad dal, channa dal, and various other spices. The key to making this tasty chutney powder / idli podi is the way in which you roast them. Roast dal well till it becomes golden brown color and you get a nice aroma.The addition of sesame seeds and hing gives an excellent aroma to this dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 3 people


  • 20 nos Whole Dry Red Chillies
  • Channa Dal – 3 tblsp
  • Urad dal - 2tblsp
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tblsp
  • Rice – 1 tblsp
  • Hing – 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1tsp


  • Dry roast Channa Dal till light golden brown and keep aside.
  • Then in the same Pan add urad dal and rice and roast till golden brown and keep aside.Now add the Sesame seeds and roast till they flutter and keep aside
  • In the same Pan add 2 tsp of oil and put the red chillies and roast them till crisp.
  • Now in the Blender first add the Red chillies and Channa Dal and grind - to this add the urad dal and rice and grind again - now add the til seeds, salt, hing pd and give a last grind. The Milaga podi need to be a little coarse powder.
  • Mix the powder with Sesame oil and relish it with Idli, Dosa etc……. with a dollop of Ghee ( optional)
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