Idli milagai podi recipe is a keeper. Life without this idli podi is really tough. Have been making this idli podi for nearly 4 years and this recipe is from my hubby’s manni. Esp idli podi with sutta ennai is one amazing combo. Even if there is chutney / sambar available for idli / dosa podi is a must with gingelly oil. 
White sesame seeds / ellu makes a integral part in making podi. If missed to add it completely changes the taste of the molagai podi. Almost all South Indian houses will have its own version of making Idli podi. These spices have to be dry roasted to perfect colour and ground. At my house we prefer our idli powder to be bit coarse and not to smooth. Deep fried oil works amazingly tasty when mixed with this molagai podi.

What you need:
Dry red chillies – 2 hand full
Urad dhal – 1 cup
Channa Dhal – 1/2 cup
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
White sesame seeds – 3 tsp
Rock salt as reqd

How to make:

Dry roast the uradh dhal, channa dhal and red chillies separately in low heat until they turn lite brown in color. Set aside.

Now roast white sesame seeds roast till they start splutter remove it and add asafoetida and salt roast slightly and keep aside.


Grind everything together to a coarse powder and let it cool and then transfer to an airtight container.

Do try out mini podi idlies using this podi n u will love it!!



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