After too many changes, I finally made I for Idli Milagai Podi under Regional Dishes. For my family, Idli and Dosa means the accompaniment is and will be Peanut Chutney.

So it was a task for me to get my husband accept the Podi for Idli. So as a compromise I made both the peanut chutney and the podi and he was happy to eat them both with Idli. 

The kids stayed away from the podi as it was way too spicy for them. But the older one couldn't stay away from it so she had it with rice and loads of ghee and loved it!

Ingredients - 

Urad Dal 1 cup
Chana Dal 1/4 cup
Red Chillies 10-15 (or to tase)
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsp
Curry leaves few (I didn't add)
Salt as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp and asafoetida few pinches)

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, separately dry roast chana dal, urad dal, sesame seeds and red chillies. 

Set them aside to cool.

Grind them into a gritty texture.

Heat oil and sprinkle the asafoetida , remove from fire and mix it in the powder.

Upon cooling, store in an air tight container.

Serve idli/dosa with the podi. Don't forget to top it off with oil/ghee. 

Logo courtesy : Preeti

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Preparation Time 15 min
Makes approx 1 1/4 cups


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. very very flavorful and spicy milagai podi :) lovely recipe dear !!

  3. Janani Says:
  4. A must have in my family best life saver when we feel lazy to make chutney so good they taste nicely made.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Cant imagine my pantry without this idli milagai podi..its a must for us if i serve idlies or dosas.

  7. The podi looks nice ..and I surely am learning lots of them from you guys.

  8. i've made the millagi podi before and it really is amazing

  9. Excellent and flavorful looking podi.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. a must in many homes!!! delicious podi!!


  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. I am for this anytime! your picture at the background with idlis...

  14. I always make it atleast once in two months. Looks so spicy and flavourful...

  15. i prfer this over the regular coconut chutney and your recipe seems so simple, beautiful click as well

  16. divya Says:
  17. Excellent and flavorful looking podi.

  18. preeti garg Says:
  19. flavorful podi.

  20. Wonderufl Podi. Hot rice, ghee and podi is the best meal one can have.

  21. Padmajha Says:
  22. It's nice to see so many variations to this dish in the blogosphere :). I must have this with my tiffin even if sambar / chutney is present!

  23. Pavani Says:
  24. Perfect accompaniment to idlis/ dosas etc.. Looks spicy & yummy!!

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. Looks spicy & yummy.. This is one of my hubby's favorite side dish for Idli..

  27. rajani Says:
  28. The podi looks really good..I feel is easier having this than making a chutney from scratch :)

  29. Suma Gandlur Says:
  30. Even I like watery / gravy kind side dish with idlis. Somehow I don't like dry podis with idlis but am ok if it is dosas. Too weird I know.
    However I like this podi.

  31. I love to have some idli milagai podi when eating idli or dosai even if i have chutney or sambhar. Love the crunch and spice in it :)

  32. veena Says:
  33. A must in most south indian homes...yumm with idli and dosai!

  34. Archana Says:
  35. Must try this podi. Love teh pic

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