Idli Podi

Idli podi is a coarse powder made of dried red chillies, urad dal( ullundhu) chana dal( kadalai paruppu) and sesame seeds. Some add jaggery too. Tamilians traditionally use idli podi mixed with sesame oil as a dipping for Idli , dosas and other South Indian dishes.

Every family has their own recipe for Idli podi. Am sharing the recipe that I learnt from my mom:)


Chana dal- 1 cup
Urad dal- 1 cup
Red chillies- 11/2 cups
Sesame seeds- 1/4th cup
Jaggery- 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Hing- 1 tsp


Dry roast chana dal, urad dal and sesame seeds till it turns slightly golden. Take of the flame and keep it aside. Let it cool.
Dry roast red chillies till it becomes crisp. Let it cool.



Grind the red chillies first. Then add
the roasted chana dal, urad dal, sesame seeds, jaggery, salt to taste and hing to a coarse powder.
Cool and store in a clean and dry container.



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