Milagai podi/chutney powder for idlis and dosas

I never bought or tried making this chutney powder or also called as idli milagai powder before until I started making idlis and dosas frequently. I don’t find time to make chutneys and sambars each time I make idlis, thats where this one comes to the rescue. So heres the recipe for the powder

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Milagai podi/chutney powder for idlis and dosas Yum
Cuisine south indian

Cuisine south indian
  1. Dry roast udid dal,Channa dal and til seperately till they turn a golden brown. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds,salt, hing and then the red chillies and roast them for a few minutes. Combine all the ingredients and grind them finely in a chutney grinder. Store in a air tight container.
  2. While serving, take the required amount of the powder and mix it with gingelly oil/til oil, goes very well with dosas and idlis. You can also rub them on idlis when you are carrying them in your lunch box.
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  1. Divya Vikram

    Amma always makes this podi for me. Nice recipe.

  2. Wow this is ma fav..Perfect with dosa and idli….

  3. OMG!! Yesterday I made Idlis and was craving this chutney so much…thanks for recipe.

  4. looks quite easy & i’m sure tasty too…but never made it, though i remember eating it few times from one of the collegues tiffin long time back, not sure what it was called, for us it was tasty idli’s… I’m guessing it was the same thing…i’m gonna try now…bookmarked.

  5. All tamilian stores this podi! I prefer idli with podi! Good one 🙂

  6. I luv idly podi with till..but not making it nowadays..Urs is tempting 🙂

  7. Taste of Mysore

    Idli and podi are a great combo and your podi looks spicy and yumm 🙂

  8. I love idli podis with sesame oil for idlis and dosais! I have always a bottle of it at home! nice recipe!!

  9. Priya Suresh

    Love milagai podi with hot steaming idlies..yumm!!

  10. I have only had these powders back at home, never made them here. Looks yumm.

  11. This is a staple in my household. My version is slightly different.

  12. I cannot do without molagai podi, loved the idea of mustard in it! Looks spicy and yum…

  13. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Love the spicy podi.

  14. Mahimaa's kitchen

    it’s an all time favorite for me .. with idlis, it’s too good.

  15. lovely colour thnks for the recipe my sis luvs tis,.

  16. i have frnd from south india, she makes all kinds of podis and always shares with me..tastes awesome with idli or just plain rice too..i never made any by myself..yours is a nice recipe too

  17. Viki's Kitchen

    Podi looks so colorful n delicious. nice click…

  18. I love to keep podi handy. This recipe is a keeper.

  19. A staple in my kitchen – always useful… 🙂

  20. I have never tried Milagai Podi but my MIL does it very well!

  21. Using thil sounds interesting, perfect with hot Idlies

  22. Podi sounds very tasty!

  23. This is a perfect accompaniment for dosa and idli! LOVE it!

  24. Perfect for dosa and idlies. Lovely color.

  25. I love idlys with milagai podi.

  26. l love milaga podi… I eat this with plain rice… or with curd rice sometimes 🙂


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