Sunday, August 9, 2009

Idli Milagai podi/GunPowder

There are umpteen versions of idli podi/milagai podi.This version is my mom's.
When Iam lazy to the core,I would skip making chutney :) and this is my saviour.

Ingredients:

Split black gram dal/Urad dal - 1/2 cup(I used the one with skin on.This gives a nice aroma to the powder)

Channa dal - 1/4 cup

Sesame seeds(White or black) - 1/3 cup

Dry red chillies - 15(increase or decrease the number according to your spice level)

Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Sesame oil/Gingelly oil - 2tbsp

Method:

In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast the sesame seeds.Add 2 tbsp of oil and roast the urad dal and channa dal until they slightly brown.
Then slightly roast the dry red chillies.
Add the asafoetida and required amount of salt.



Grind into a coarse powder.
Optionally a little bit of tamarind and jaggery can be added while grinding.
Mix with little bit of gingelly oil and serve with idli or dosas.

15 comments:

Varunavi said...

I love this,but i never used udad dal with skin.

Pavithra said...

Comforting one with idli and dosa.. everyones fav..

Zoltaker said...

Eating healthy and deliciously need not be mutually exclusive. Vegetables have a lot of inert flavor in them that you can let out if you cook them right. That said, there are lots of ways to cook veggies deliciously! Try the vegetable recipes at tanya's site, I liked them!

Priya said...

Never used urad dal with skin, gun powder looks yumm!

Padma said...

I always use urad dhal with skin just like my mom ... it gives a good flavor, colour and also healthier.... but never ysed channa dhal... yours look good... love it with idli/dosas...

Ramya said...

Varunavi
Do try it out and lemme know

Ramya said...

Yes Pavi this podi is everyone's fave!!

Ramya said...

Thanx for visiting my blog Zoltaker

Ramya said...

Priya,Urad dal with skin imparts a gud flavour and aroma to the powder..Do try it out and lemme know

Ramya said...

Padma
Thanx fo u'r comments..Even my mom uses the ulutham paruppu with skin..She'll buy that exclusively from the store for preparing molagaipodi

Viki's Kitchen said...

Best way to use urad dhal with skin...Gun powder looks delicious.

Shri said...

I have never tasted Milagai podi but I believe it is very similar to the one we make-we call it Kandipodi;We also add toor dal and Moong Dal and dont add sesame seeds.My DH who is from Madras mentioned it to me a couple of times about it.It looks very tempting!

Pinky said...

You have a nice collection of spices.... i enjoyed it really... as this is the main things for a perfect cooking...Lovely one...

kittymatti said...

nice version... looks good ramya.. supera iruku!

lata raja said...

Wow what a lovely colour for the molagaipodi Ramya.I will use this version next time. I bet it is flavoursome.