Monday 16 July 2012

Nutritious Milagai Podi Recipe

Milagai  Podi Picture

Milagai podi / Idli/ Dosa podi is very common in South Indian homes... There are many recipes for this powder with minor differences.... I got the idea for this nutritious Milagai podi from my cousin’s mother in law, Sashi aunty; she told me, while making, she used to add different types of nuts, dals, beans etc for her grand kids.... So I also thought my dosa loving son may like this and made a batch of it.... But he prefers Sambar for his dosa.... But I know a lot of kids loves have dosa spreading Milagai podi on top of it… so if your kids loves Milagai podi try this nutritious one next time when you make..... just add little bit of different types of nuts. beans and dals, roast well and powder together.....  

Nutritious Milagai  Podi Recipe 
Dried Red Chillies – 3 cups (45gm)
Urad Dal / Uzhunnu Parippu – 1 cup
Bengal gram dal / Kadala Parippu – 1 ½ tsp
Parboiled Rice / Ari - ¼ cup
Black Sesame seeds / Ellu – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 12
Black Pepper / Kurumulaku – 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil / Nallenna – 1 tbsp
Additional Ingredients to make it Nutritious:
Almonds / Badam -2 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
Pistachios / Pista – 2 tbsp
Soybean – 2 tbsp
Thuar dal / Thuvara parippu – 2 tbsp
  • Heat a wok and add oil and roast the red chillies, taking care not to burn them, in a low flame till the colour changes and its aroma comes out. Remove chillies and keep aside.
  • In the same wok roast all dals and all other ingredients separately until deep brown stirring continuously.
  • Cool the roasted ingredients and powder altogether in a mixie till you get a slightly coarse powder.
  • Store this in an airtight container for several weeks.
  • When needed, mix 2 or 3 tbsp of this powder with 1 tbsp of Coconut oil and serve with Dosa or Idli. 

Milagai  Podi Picture

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  1. Looks very sure it tastes great with idlis..

  2. Thank you, i always loved this dry chutney and wanted to make it!! thanks for sharing it.

  3. the must have in our pantry gets a nutty touch- good one !

  4. Wow fantastic, cant wait to make some.

  5. a bunch of awards waiting for u at my space... pls collect it

    1. Thank you so much for the awards Sojo :)

  6. ✿✿¸.•°

    Passei para lhe desejar uma boa terça-feira!

  7. Your blog is amazing and your photos are beyond perfect! Great job, I look forward to checking out your entire blog! Cheers!

  8. my firend always gets this podi from her home but didnt know the exact recipe. Thanks for sharing. gorgeous clicks of the delicious podi!

  9. Oh, good to stumble upon a recipe for "podi" because I have a question for you!: I've seen gunpowder, a spice mix, at a few (sadly, very few) Indian restaurants, generally not in the US (and only once in India for that matter). Regardless, is gunpowder the same as podi? Isn't podi a Tamil word?


    1. Yes this Milagai podi some times called Gunpowder in some places! Podi means powder in Malayalam and Tamil....


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