March 23, 2013

Idli podi

I always have a good stock to this idli podi.It is very much important for us,usually my mom prepares a good batch and sends for me.Homemade always have a intense aroma and taste.I usually store the remaining in freezer,as the aroma remains for quite a long time.Tastes great with ghee or gingelly oil for hot hot dosa.


  1. Urad dhall - 1  cup
  2. Toor dhall - 1/4 cup
  3. Channa dhall - 1/4 cup
  4. Curry leaves - 4 string
  5. Garlic - 4 pod
  6. Red chillies -13
  7. Hing - 1 tsp
  8. Coarse salt as needed
  9. Oil - 1tsp

Method :

  1. Dry roast all the dhall each separately till golden
  2. Dry roast the garlic pods to it  add salt and hing and switch off immediately.
  3. In a separate kadai add  oil and dry roast chillies
  4. Grind red chillies , salt , half of urad dhall ,curry leaves into smooth
  5. Add the remaining dhall and grind into coarse powder . mix it well and pulse it once.
  6. Store in air tight box.

Sending this to Priyas event CWS - Dals event

Sending this to Nabitha's  Home Made Spice event


  1. Lovely Podi... and I like podi too... Thanks Meena for linking with the event...

  2. Love homemade spice powder, idly podi is one of my fav.

  3. this is really nice, new to me... :)

  4. Delicious dry we have to mix with oil before serving ?

    1. ya,we have to mix with oil/ghee before serving.

  5. thanks for sharing your version Meena. very nice clicks

  6. Looks yum... Love idli podi !!