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Idli milagai podi recipe
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Idli milagai podi recipe

Idli milagai podi recipe, a spicy, flavourful homemade coarse idli podi or Ulutham paruppu milagai podi, quick video, step by step pictures recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 1 cups


  • Urad dal - ½ cup
  • Channa dal - ¼ cup
  • Red chillies - 20
  • Asafetida - ¼ tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp grated (optional)
  • Raw rice - 1 tsp optional
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt


  • Roast all the ingredients (except coconut) in oil, except salt. Do it in medium flame with constant stirring. Roast until deep golden brown.
  • Transfer to a plate to cool down. Dry roast grated coconut until deep golden in colour too.
  • Grind first red chillies and salt to a fine powder. Then add the other ingredients to powder coarsely.



  • The colour will be brighter only if you use chilli as mentioned.
  • Mine is mild spice. I choose bright red long red chilli variety.
  • If powdered into more fine powder, colour may tend to become pale.
  • Always grind red chillies frist. Then add the dal to get a coarse perfect texture.
  • My Mother in law adds a sprig of curry leaves while roasting and grind it along for a great flavor.
  • Asafoetida is the main flavoring ingredient to give the authentic flavor in this.
  • If adding powder asafoetida, add lastly while roasting.