Idly Milgai podi / Idly podi (Chutney powder)
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Idly Milgai podi / Idly podi (Chutney powder)

You can find Idli milaga podi (Chutney powder) in almost every house in Tamil Nadu as its a traditional and best dish for Idly/Dosa. There are many variations in Idly Mulaga podi and one of the commonly used method is given below. It is handy to have homemade idli podi in home. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Chutney, Home made Powders / Masala
Cuisine: India, South Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 250 grams
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 handfull Red Chili
  • 3/4 cup Whole Urad Dal
  • 1/4 cup Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 0.5 tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • 1 tsp Salt (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil


  • Heat little oil in pan, and add mustard seeds when the oil is hot. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urad dal and channa dal. Fry the Urad dal and Channa dal in the kadai (pan) along with Asafoetida till the color of the dal changes to light brown. Keep the flame in medium while frying.
  • Add the 1 tea spoon oil in the pan and fry the Chill till the colour of the chilli changes to light brown. Keep the flame in low so that it wont burn the chilli. Keep the fried chillies aside to cool before grinding.
  • Grind the fried red chili to a fine powder.
  • Add the fried dals,Salt and grind it. Make sure that you don’t grind it too fine. It would be good if you grind it little coarse
  • The Idly podi is ready to serve with hot idly



Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Iron: 0.2mg