Idly Milagai Podi|Idly Podi|Idly/Dosa Podi|Milagai Podi

Idly Milagai Podi or Idly Podi or Milagai Podi for Idli is a very handy and quick fix for dinner or breakfast. Idli milagai podi goes so well with all varieties of idli/dosa/adai too. This combo of ildi+oil+podi is unbeatable and there are many in the family who would an extra plate of idly for the podi. I somehow have never had a liking for idli milagai podi but hubby and LO loves it. Here is amma’s simply superb version without garlic.I have added the alternations to be made for different other versions. I hope you find them useful.

Idly Milagai Podi Recipe:


  • Red Chilly-1/4 cup
  • Urad Dhal-1/2 cup(whole)
  • Gram Dhal-1/3 cup
  • Sesame Seeds-1/4 cup
  • Hing-1 tsp

idly milagai podi


1. Measure and keep all ingredients ready.

2. In a pan dry roast chillies first. Keep it aside.

idly milagai podi

3. Now add sesame seeds+ hing and dry roast.

idly milagai podi

4.Net add gram dhal and urad dal and dry roast them separately.

idly milagai podi

5. Cool all of these and grind them into a semi coarse powder to make Idly Milagai Podi.

idly milagai podi

6. Store the Idly Milagai Podi in an airtight container.

idly milagai podi

idly milagai podi

My Observations:

You can replace whole white urad dhal with black urad dhal too.

If you want a garlic flavoured Idly Milagai Podi, finely add roasted garlic and blend well.

This stays good for 1 month.

Colour depends on the ingredients used.

Use a minimal amount of chillies if you are making it for babies.


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