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Idli Podi

Idli Podi

A flavorful spice powder made of few lentils and spices, which can be enjoyed with Idli and Dosa's
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Course: Condiments, Masala
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Condiments, Masala, Podi, Spice Powder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 medium Size Bottle
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 2 Cups Grated Cocounut
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal Gota
  • 1 tbsp Bengal Gram
  • 1 cup Curry Leaves (Loosely Packed)
  • 1/2 cup Kashmiri Chilli and the spicy Red Chilli mixed (vary this according to your spice tolerence)
  • 1 Lime sized Ball of Tamarind without seed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Rind (The secret ingredient. Keeps it feeling light and fresh)


  • Roast all the Dals, the Chillies till Crisp.
  • Roast the Coconut a bit beyond golden. Add the hing and Lemon rind to this when hot. 
  • Roast the Curry leaves till Crisp
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, Powder the Dals and Chilli with Salt
  • Then powder the coconut and the Curry Leaves .
  • Now add half the mix of Dal and pulse till it is mixed. Add the tamarind in bits and pulse till it is mixed well. It will begin to stick, so add the extra half of the Dal as you go along to give the dryness.
  • Check salt and store in a clean and sterile air tight bottles after cooling. Use after one day. 
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