Idli Podi / Chutney Powder

Idly podi  is a  course or smooth powder made out of mixture of ground spices. South Indians typically use this podi as a condiment with idly, dosa, utappam and many other dishes. People even love to have this spice powder with some hot rice and ghee. There any many versions for this spice powder, main ingredients being udad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and dry red chilies. 

This recipe goes to 3rd day of BM 77 for week 1 under the theme " Condiments". Here goes the recipe......


Curry leaves 1/2 cup
Chana dal 1/4 cup
Udad dal 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds 1/4 cup
Red chilies 20
Hing / asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 2-3 spoons


Heat a pan and dry roast sesame seeds until golden brown.
Remove and set aside.
Now dry roast red chilies till they change color.
Set aside. Dry roast curry leaves till they turn crisp.
Now roast chana dal and udad dal till nice aroma comes out.
Now add all the roasted ingredients, salt and hing into blender.
Blend until smooth powder.
If you like course powder just pulse it for few times.
Serve with hot ghee / clarified butter on the powder along with Idly, Dosa ...

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 77.


vaishali sabnani said...

The idea of hot rice and chilly podi with piping hot ghee is making me drool . I love podi rice and ghee , and a chilly podi would be just wow !

Gayathri Kumar said...

My all time fav. The sesame adds a great flavour to the podi..

Jyoti Babel said...

I do make chutneys with idli.. but have seen many of my south Indian friends enjoying idli with podi.

since, it can be stored for a while, I guess it comes in handy when you dont have time to make chutney..

Priya Suresh said...

Can have two more idlies or dosas with this podi, my favourite one.

Suma Gandlur said...

That one is a flavorful podi to go with idlis and dosas.

Srivalli said...

I simply love idli podis,..good one!

Mayuri Patel said...

I love to sprinkle pods masala on hot steaming idlis. I was searching for a good pod masala recipe but most were just too complicated. I like your simple and easy recipe. Bookmarking it.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

eating idli wihtout podi is a crime at home!! love love this podi, never added curry leaves to my podi, will try for the next batch i make! :)

Pavani said...

We don't usually add sesame seeds but it sure is a great addition to chutney podi. Looks great.

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