Idly amma’s Milagai podi !!!

So, thats the tag name, one Sultan Bhai, gave me…Idly amma !!! LOL !!! 🙂 🙂

And here’s the recipe for the Milagai Podi, which when mixed with Sesame Oil, gives a mind-boggling spicy dimension to the awesome sofy Idlies. 🙂

BTW, do u know that Idlies are referred as the Malligai poo Idly, here in Tamil nadu. Malligai poo is the name for Jasmine. And Idlies so soft, as the petals of jasmine are the speciality of Tamil Nadu. Now, isnt that a perfect comparison ???? 😛 😛 😛

Ok, here goes the recipe.

1 cup of Chenna Dhal

1 cup of Urid Dhal (whole ones preferred)

2.5 cups of Red Chillies

0.5 cup of Fried grams

Salt to taste

1 tsp Sugar

1 tbsp Hing powder / a piece of Hard Hing

Til (Sesame seeds) – 0.75 cup

Soak the til in water for a few minutes, drain the water.

Heat a pan, add the soaked til and fry them dry till they pop and become lightly brown.

Remove it from pan and spread it on a big plate to cool.

Now add 1 tsp of sesame oil, add the hard hing. Fry it well. Add the Urid dhal to it and keep frying till the dhal is nicely browned. Fry everything on medium heat only.

Remove the hing and Urid dhal onto the plate for cooling.

Now, add 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the Chenna dhal to a golden brown and remove to the plate for cooling.

Its the turn of Red chillies now. Add a few drops of oil and fry the red chillies till they change color. Dont allow them to become so black.

When everything is cooled, grind the red chillies, til, hing first in the mixie. Then add the dhals, salt, sugar, fried grams and grind coarsely.  You can also grind these individually and mix them later.

Go ahead, make it. Make ur breakfast with idly and dosa more spicier and tastier. 😛 😛 😛


49 Replies to “Idly amma’s Milagai podi !!!”

  1. Oh I luvvv this combo. Just had it for Breakfast today 🙂
    In Mysore exhibition and other places too, there are Mallige Idli stalls put up 😛 😛


    1. Really ??? Mallige Idli stall ??? Oh…thats the name given over here… 🙂

      When Khushboo was topping the charts as a heroine, the Idly was re-christened as Khushboo Idly, for sometime… 😉 😉


  2. Idly Amma!! LOL 😀
    Thanks for the recipe… and you have already shared your tips to make it soft in the earlier posts… now this is surely a must try!! Will make them, soon! 🙂


  3. Thank you sooooo much for this recipe, Ums. Have been searching all over for this recipe…my aunt-in-law makes the tastiest finger-licking podi, and till date she hasnt shared the recipe with us :(. But thanks to you, I can now attempt making one 🙂

    BTW, lol @ the Idli amma tag. Sultan Bhai is on a roll these days 😀


    1. Oh come on….try this, taste it and tell me all abt it….its damn easy and tasty. 🙂 🙂

      Sultan bhai ka jawab nahin…. 😉

      BTW, whats u drinking, in this DP ???? Share some na !!!! 😉


  4. Yum, yum, yum! I love idlies with idli podi! Although my idli podi comes from the stores 😦 Thanks so much for the recipe, Uma. Will definitely give this a try the next time I run out of idli podi 🙂


    1. Yeah…fantastic combo….and just spread the idly podi with oil on idlies and leave it for sometime…then they taste much better.. 😛 😛 😛


  5. LOL @ Idly Amma tag 🙂 🙂
    Uma. …I literally tortured my Mom to send me an Idly cooker or thattu by courier – as a result of your tempting photos and idly saga !!!
    May be it will take me some more years for me to make my own podis. I somehow get all podis through my MOM and MIL regularly!! Just have to wait for Idly cooker to come :)…hmmmm yummy!! And milaga podi dipped in Nallennai…heavenly smell and taste !! Can’t drool more!!


    1. Idly amma is all smiles… 🙂 🙂

      Oh dear…come on…WTG…do the idlies and put up pics…I’ll be damn happy to see u do all those… 🙂 😛

      Oh yeah…nallennai is what makes it taste so well…. 😛

      Special hugs to you, for that Idly cooker by courier…. 😉


  6. Gramma adds some jaggery instead of sugar… 🙂

    there is this one particular kind of garlic chutney powder that i bot in bby.. divine…. dont get it here…


    1. Yeah…it depends…my patti too added vellam…. 😛

      Oh yes, we too make it…with garlic…its damn spicy and hot. 😛 😛 Why dont u try Grand Sweets ???

      Sags, we’ll tell u the place and how much to buy and courier tooo !!!! 😉 😛


  7. Ohhh Uma, I’m going to stop reading your posts!! they make me drool and miss home so much 😦 Btw, next visit to Chennai, can you pllllleeease treat me to some milagai podi? That, in addition to the rum cake 😉


    1. Of course, when are u coming to Chennai next ???? 😉 There are many things on that treat part, I guess….so, lets meet everyday to satisfy the food-deprived souls… 😉 😛


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