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Idli Podi



Idli Podi is powdered chutney mix made from a mixture of spices and lentils. It is usually served as a condiment with steamed idlis, a type of savory rice cake. The ingredients used to make Idli Podi vary from region to region, but typically include urad dal, chana dal, sesame seeds, red chilli powder, asafoetida, and salt. The mixture is roasted and then ground into a coarse powder. Idli Podi is usually served with a dollop of ghee or oil and can be used as a dip for other snacks such as vada or pakora.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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idli rice

2 cups

urad dal

1 cup

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

chana dal

2 tablespoons

urad dal

2 tablespoons

coriander seeds

2 tablespoons

sesame seeds

2 tablespoons

dry red chillies

2 tablespoons

black pepper

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

curry leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the idli rice and urad dal separately in water for 4-5 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the idli rice and urad dal separately into a fine paste.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add the chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, sesame seeds, dry red chillies, black pepper, asafoetida and curry leaves.

Step 4:

Fry the ingredients until they turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the ground idli rice and urad dal paste to the pan and mix well.

Step 6:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 7:

Cook the mixture on low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 8:

Once the mixture is cooked, turn off the heat and let it cool.

Step 9:

Transfer the idli podi to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

Step 10:

Serve the idli podi with hot idlis or dosas. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 22183 users have chowed down on Idli Podi a whopping 55175 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Idli Podi like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Idli Podi, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Idli Podi is the food of choice for 31-34 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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