Monday, September 26, 2011

Idli Molaga Podi

Lazy to make chutney for breakfast...then this podi(powder) is the saviour!My LM loves this...dosa and idli are side dishes for her..its the podi that she wants :) Its also healthy in a way as its mainly lentils' mixed -roasted and powdered with spices.
There are many variations to this podi but we make this basic simple one at home.




You need
Kadala parupu/Bengal Gram lentils 1 measure
Urad dal/white lentils 1 measure
Peeled Garlic pods 8-10(you can add more)
Dried red chillies 5( as per your spice requirement)
Curry leaves 3 4 sprigs
Asoefetida a generous pinch
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame seed oil 1 tablespoon


  • In a heavy based pan, dry roast the lentils/dals.Set aside to cool.
  • Next add the sesame seed oil and once it heats, add the garlic,cumin seeds,curry leaves and red chillies.( add one by one and set it aside to cool)
  • Once all the lentils and spices have cooled down, add the salt and powder it in the blender.
  • Serve with idlis or dosas.You need to mix the podi with sesame oil and serve.

I had posted the fried idlis recipe sometime back.I recently tried a tiny addition to the fried idlis and tasted good.I added this podi to the fried idlis at the result was pleasing!


  •  Enjoy your idlis with tasty podi!

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