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Child-friendly Podi (Gunpowder)

Child-friendly Podi (Gunpowder)

Course: SidesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
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Idli podi, also known as ‘milagai podi’, is a dry, spicy powder typically served as an accompaniment to South Indian dishes like idli and dosa. Their main purpose is to add flavor to a meal, sometimes when certain spices are involved, podis can aid digestion too,


  • ¼ cup Whole Black Urad Dal

  • ¼ cup Whole White Urad Dal

  • ¼ cup Chana Dal

  • ¼ cup White Sesame Seeds

  • 1 tsp Jeera

  • 1 tsp Pepper

  • A fist of curry leaves

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

  • 25 gram Asafoetida

  • 3-4 Garlic Pods with Peels


  • Dry roast the sesame seeds, Chana dal, and urad dal in a pan over low heat until they are golden brown.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients to a fine powder.
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil over low heat.
  • Add the asafoetida, curry leaves and garlic pods to the oil. Roast them for few minutes until golden brown
  • Add it to powered mixture of dal and grind until the mixture is coarse.
  • Add the salt to the powdered ingredients and mix well.

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  • We have skipped Chillis to make it non-spicy but if you prefer a spicy version then add 5-10 dry roasted chillies as per your liking.
  • You can store the idly powder in an airtight container for up to a month.

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