Friday, 12 March 2021

Idli Powder- Idli Podi

Idli powder or idli podi is a condiment that we take as a dip when we eat tosai or idli. The powder is mixed with good amount of gingerly oil or Indian cold pressed sesame oil. Do give a try and let me know your comment about it.

Idli Powder/ Idli Podi


Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Channa dal - 1/8 cup
White sesame seeds - 2 teaspoons
Dry red chilies - 7 (reduce the chilies if you don't like spicy food)
Curry leaves - 2 handfuls
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


1. First, dry roast urad dal, channa dal and sesame seeds until aromatic and slightly brown in color.  

dry roasted channa dal, toor dal and sesame seeds

2. The dry red chilies and curry leaves have to be sun dried for longer shelf life and easier grinding process.

Sun dried dry red chilies, curry leaves and fried asafoetida pieces

3. Now, grind chilies, asafoetida and curry leaves until slightly coarse.

4. then, add in roasted urad dal, channa dal, sesame seeds and salt. Grind till it becomes slightly fine powder. Some prefer coarse powder and some like it fine. You can alter this according to your own preference.  

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