idli podi recipe | milagai podi recipe | idli milagai podi | gunpowder recipe

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idli podi recipe | milagai podi recipe | idli milagai podi | gunpowder recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a coarse spice mixture condiment used as a side dish for south indian breakfast like idli and dosa. it is typically prepared with chana dal, urad dal, red chilies and sesame seeds and is popularly used for idli’s as dipping condiment.
idli milagai podiidli podi recipe | milagai podi recipe | idli milagai podi | gunpowder recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. podi recipe is basically substitute for traditional chutney recipes when served with idli and dosa. it is hugely popular in south indian states especially in tamilnadu and andhra pradesh. milagai podi recipe can also be eaten with hot steamed rice mixing it with coconut oil or ghee.

this recipe is shared by my mother and perhaps she learnt this recipe while she was living in guntur before marriage. she moved to udupi after marriage to her birth place but did bring several recipes from andhra pradesh. gunpowder is one such recipe and she used to prepare this frequently and i use to enjoy this with set dosa. moreover i use to enjoy this even with boiled rice, curd rice and even with bread toast too.

idli podi recipe

there are several variations to this simple idli milagai podi recipe and i have prepared one such recipe. this recipe can also be prepared with dried coconut and add them while frying with other spices. in addition if you prefer to have spicy idli podi recipe, than increase the number of red chillies by 1 or 2. vice versa, if you find this recipe too spicy, increase the quantity of urad dal and channa dal by 1-2 tbsp. lastly, roast all the spices in coconut oil or gingerly oil. this adds extra flavour to podi recipe.

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Recipe type: Breakfast, masala
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 1 jar
Ingredients
for podi / gunpowder / milagai powder:
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds / til
  • 3 tsp oil, sesame oil / coconut oil / vegetable oil
  • 15-20 kashmiri red chilli / lal mirch
  • handful curry leaves / kadi patta
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • ½ cup urad dal
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ½ tsp asafoetida / hing
  • salt to taste
other ingredients:
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
podi recipe:
  1. firstly, in a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds and dry roast till they turn golden brown.
  2. keep aside.
  3. further, add 2 tsp oil and fry dried red chilli till they puff up.
  4. also add few curry leaves and continue to sauté till they turn crisp.
  5. keep aside and allow to cool.
  6. furthermore, add a tsp more oil and saute chana dal and urad dal till they turn golden brown.
  7. transfer to a blender and blend to coarse powder.
idli podi recipe:
  1. firstly, in a tawa or pan take a tsp of ghee or sesame oil.
  2. once the ghee melts, coat leftover idli.
  3. warm the idlis both the side by flipping occasionally.
  4. further add prepared podi / gun powder.
  5. toss and coat the idlis with podi both sides.
  6. fry the idli for a minute, making sure the idli get warm up inside as well.
  7. finally, serve idli podi recipe / milagai podi recipe immediately or to kids lunch box.


how to make idli podi or gunpowder with step by step photo:

podi recipe:

  1. firstly, in a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds. use white or black sesame seeds, both taste great.
    idli podi recipe
  2. dry roast on low to medium flame till they turn golden brown.
    idli podi recipe
  3. keep aside.
    idli podi recipe
  4. further, add 2 tsp oil.
    idli podi recipe
  5. and add dried red chilli and sauté. adjust the quantity of chilli according to the spice level.
    gunpowder recipe
  6. fry the red chillis till they puff up.
    gunpowder recipe
  7. now add few curry leaves and continue to sauté till they turn crisp.
    idli milagai podi
  8. keep aside and allow to cool.
    idli milagai podi
  9. furthermore, add a tsp more oil.
    idli milagai podi
  10. and add chana dal and urad dal.
    idli milagai podi
  11. sauté on low to medium flame till they turn golden brown. do not allow to turn black as it taste bitter.
    milagai podi recipe
  12. transfer to a blender and allow it cool completely before blending. else the dal and sesame seeds will release oil and turn podi sticky.
    milagai podi recipe
  13. also add turmeric powder, hing and salt.
    milagai podi recipe
  14. blend to coarse powder. however, you can also blend to fine powder if you prefer.
    idli podi recipe
  15. cool completely, and transfer to a airtight container and use when required. for better shelf life, refrigerate as it stays good for 8-10 months.

idli podi recipe:

  1. firstly, in a tawa or pan take a tsp of ghee or sesame oil.
    milagai podi recipe
  2. once the ghee melts, coat leftover idli
    milagai podi recipe
  3. warm the idlis both the side by flipping occasionally.
    milagai podi recipe
  4. further add prepared podi / gun powder. adjust the quantity depending on the spice level.
    idli podi recipe
  5. toss and coat the idlis with podi both sides.
    idli podi recipe
  6. fry the idli for a minute, making sure the idli get warm up inside as well.
    idli podi recipe
  7. finally, serve idli podi recipe / milagai podi recipe immediately or to kids lunch box.
    idli podi recipe


notes:

  • firstly, make sure to clean the dal and get rid of stones before sauting.
  • furthermore, instead of red chilis, you can also replace with chili powder.
  • additionally, increase the proportion to prepare in large quantity.
  • finally, idli podi recipe / milagai podi recipe taste great with dosa or idli.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

11 COMMENTS

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  2. Rakshu in here 🙂
    What is the sauté pan brand you are using in here ? Would love to buy the same 🙂 great recipes 🙂 Lots of love from Toronto 🙂

  3. Hai mam! All of your recipes are easy and very delicious. I like it very much. Especially i like your stove. Mam can i know the duration of the cylinder of the stove. pls reply me.

    Thank you.

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