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Monday, 1 October 2012

Idli powder (idli podi)

This is an instant powder(podi) which we can serve with Idli. When you are not in a mood to make chutney or sambar for Idli, this instant powder comes handy. It is very tasty and goes well with Idli.

My mom in law taught me how to make this useful and tasty recipe. I usually make it in large quantity and store it for emergency.

This powder is made in different ways. Some people use only dals and no rice is added. Some people grind it coarsely and some people grind it fine. So its up to you...you can adjust as per your taste. While mixing, you can use any oil as per your taste. But it tastes really good when you add coconut oil to the powder.

Idli Powder (Podi) after mixing oil


1 cup Urad (whole)
1/2 cup Rice (boiled rice, i use Ponni rice)
1/4 cup Chana Dal
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1 tbsp Pepper
5 to 10 Red chilli (add according to your taste)
15 to 20 Curry leaves
Salt to taste

  • Dry roast urad, rice, chana dal, pepper, red chilli, curry leaves separately.
  • Put the dry roasted ingredients in a mixer along with salt, asafoetida.
  • Grind well.
  • Store it in an airtight container.
  • Whenever needed, take the desired amount of idli powder and mix with oil and serve it with Idli.

Idli Powder (Podi)

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