Idli podi gun powder
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Author tamrapalli Yield No Value
Published Mar 30, 2008 Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Recipe Type Others Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Dall Standing Time 10 Minutes
Description: Idli Podi is a coarse mixture of ground dry spices that typically contains dried chillies, urad, chickpea and sesame seeds. Tamils traditionally use idli podi as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes.

Recipe of Idli podi gun powder

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Tamarind(whole) few Piece
Coriander Seeds(optional) 1 Tablespoons
Urad Dal 1/2 Cup
Pepper Corns 1/2 Teaspoons
Hing Pinch
Methi Seeds Pinch
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Red Chilli(Whole) 10 Numbers
Chana Dal 1 Cup
Garic (optional) few Piece
Oil To Fry
Salt To Taste
Curry Leaves few


1. In a pan put oil ,red chillies ,chana dal,mustard seeds & methi seeds.Mix well .
 2. Add pepper corns & when chana dal gets golden add urad dal,coriander seeds.Cook slowly & well to ensure every indgrediant is cooked well.
 3. Add tamarind,garlic pieces,hing powder,salt & curry leaves to the mixture.Mix well & cook it on a low flame.
 4. As the entire mixture becomes golden in color switch off the flame.Keep mixing till it has cooled down.
 5. Blend the mixture in a blender & add salt if required.
 6.Idli powder is ready to be smeared on idlis .

Recipe Tips

It requires slow cooking throughout.
Posted Mar 30, 2008

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It's just superb. Everybody at home has stopped eating mulaga podi & switched over to above powder. It is multi use, can be mixed with Rice, Idli & can be used as a Bread Spread too. Pl. keep post such good recipes on the above email id. Thank You.

Vidya Apr 1, 2012
This came out really well. My daughter love it.


dr. shantha mohan Mar 22, 2010
addition of roasted and coarsely
powdered white gingelly seeds makes it mouthwatering
say vah

Sundararajan Raghavan Oct 20, 2009
A very good combination.A variation is to add 1/2 cup peanuts while frying channa dhal or 1/2 cup roasted channa dhal few minutes before the end or both.This is in addition to your ingredients.This will be very good taste.Try it.

hi chef,
i like indian food and your recipes are great i realy enjoy your podi recipes please show us more and if you could please show us some podi to use on fish and meet currys i will really apricate. you arw really a master in what yoju do

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