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Milagai Podi


Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 20 servings

    • 1 cup Red chilli
    • 1 cup Urad dal
    • 1 cup Chana Dal
    • 1 tbsp white Til(sesame)
    • 11/2 tsp Hing
    • 1/2 tsp Mustard
    • Salt as per taste
    • 2 tsp Jaggery (grated)
    • marble sized tamarind


    1. In a dry kadai, put the Chana dal and Urad dal seperately and dry roast them seperately.First chana & next urad to brown colour.Stir well.Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
    2. Please keep the flame in medium.Otherwise it will become black.
    3. Again in a kadai, put white til and it starts crackling well and become brown. Remove from heat.Allow to cool.
    4. put mustard,red chilli, salt, hing and tamarind.Let it cool for sometime.
    5. In a mixer, grind chana dal first then mustard, redchilli, salt, hing, tamarind and then urad dal.
    6. Make fine powder. Add jaggery at the end and whip once.
    7. It is a combination to idli and dosa with gingely oil.

    Note:Nowadays no one wants to take milagai podi as coarse powder as it goes and stuck in the teeth.3 tsp salt you might need.



    I had been making the podi for a while without seaseme, mustard, jaggary and tamarind. this recepie will add a twist to my podi