Milagayi/Idli Podi (Gun Powder)

Milagayi/Idli Podi (Gun Powder)

Gunpowder for Idli’s is one of the best combination, its pretty versatile food item also. We can use both as a seasoning, or even as a powder for any of your choice of potato or vegetable fries and fish fry also!!

This particular recipe is from my mom, she is excellent in preparing homemade podis I will post curry leaf powder soon.

Do not get overwhelmed with so many ingredients, trust me this is an easy and quick recipe.

I am dedicating this recipe to my best friend Sheeza. She loves this and we both always salivate talking about how great this podi tastes šŸ™‚


Chana Dal 1 cup
Urad dal 1/2 cup
Curry leaves Fistful
Coriander seeds 1tsp
Methi seeds pinch
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns 1 tsp
Red chillies 10
Tamarind a small piece
Salt to taste


In a non stick pan add 2 tsp oil and fry chana dal, urad dal, mustard and methi seeds and mix well. Once they change colour add red chillies, peppercorns, coriander seeds, curry leaves and fry until they turn into golden colour and your kitchen is filled with lovely aroma!

Now add tamarind and cook for another 5 minutes. Once this mixture is cooled down, blend it into a fine powder adding salt as per your taste.

Ta da…mouthwatering idli podi is ready, smear on hot idlis with ghee and enjoy!!

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