Recipe: Podi Idli

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Podi Idli

South indian, Mains

34 calories/serving
60 mins
From the lush spice-fields India, comes a premium quality Idli podi. A mixture of ground dry spices that typically contains dried chilis, urad (bean), chickpea, and sesame seeds that add on to these sodt and fluffy idlis.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


sesame seeds / til
oil (sesame oil / coconut oil / vegetable oil)
kashmiri red chilli / lal mirch
curry leaves / kadi patta
chana dal
urad dal
turmeric powder / haldi
asafoetida / hing
ghee / clarified butter or sesame oil or gingerly oil or coconut oil
leftover idlis


1. Firstly, in a heavy bottomed pan add 1/4 cup sesame seeds / til and dry roast till they turn golden brown. keep aside.

2. Further, add 2 tsp oil and fry 15-20 dried kashmiri red chillies till they puff up.

3. Also add a handful of curry leaves and continue to sauté till they turn crisp. keep aside and allow to cool.

4. Furthermore, add a tsp more oil and saute 1/4 cup chana dal / bengal gram and 1/2 cup urad dal / black gram skinned till they turn golden brown.

5. Transfer to a blender. add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp hing / asafoetida and salt to taste. blend to coarse powder. podi / gun powder is ready!

6. In a tawa or a pan take a tsp of ghee.

7. Once the ghee melts, coat leftover idli. warm both sides of idli by flipping occasionally.

8. Further add prepared podi / gun powder. toss and coat the idlis with podi on both the sides.

9. Fry the idli for a minute, making sure the idli gets warm up from inside as well.

10. Finally, serve idli podi / milagai podi immediately.


You can use sesame oil or coconut oil or vegetable oil.

By Hebbars Kitchen