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podi idli



Podi Idli is a popular South Indian dish prepared by tossing steamed idlis in a combination of freshly ground spices known as 'Idli Podi'. The idli podi is usually made of lentils and a variety of spices, giving the idlis a hot and tangy flavor. It is usually served as a breakfast dish or a snack and is commonly eaten with coconut chutney or sambar.

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steamed idlis


Idli Podi

2 tablespoons

Gingelly oil (sesame oil)

1 tablespoon

chopped green chillies


curry leaves

1 sprig

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal (split black lentil).

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Heat the sesame oil in a pan.

Step 2:

Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3:

Add urad dal, green chillies and curry leaves, fry until they turn light brown.

Step 4:

Now, add the idlis and fry them for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5:

Sprinkle Idli Podi and mix well to ensure the idlis are well coated with the mix.

Step 6:

Sauté for a few minutes, turn off the flame and serve hot.

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