Idli Milagai Podi


  • Red Chillies – 1 cup
  • Bengal gram dhal – ½ cup
  • Urad dhal – ½ cup
  • Asafotida – gooseberry size (or half teaspoon powder)
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 2 teaspoon


  1. Fry asafetida, dhals and red chillies separately in a teaspoon of oil. When it is lukewarm add salt and grind to a coarse powder. Store it in an airtight container.
  2. This powder goes well with idli/dosa.
  3. Tips: You can also add a tablespoon of til seeds along with dhal.


  1. ur masala powders r really good and it was also very useful for fry dishes.thanx

  2. Hi Priya,

    Thank you for visiting my site and posting your views.

  3. Hello Mam,

    Your recipes are awesome.. I checked in your site for Ellu milagai podi preparation method not able to find..fragrance of til enhances the taste of idli milagai podi.. I tasted it once in one of my friends house ..It was so good..Can you please provide the recipe for the same..

    Dhivya S

    • Hi Dhivya,

      For Ellu Milagai Podi – same ingredients as in the Idli Milagai Podi, but you have to add til seeds (dry fry and add) and make this podi.

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  5. Hi Kamala, I need help what is til seeds and how is look like.

  6. should the above ingridients only be used to make thengaai podi also mam.please post.


  7. cup means what is the measure mam,100gm or 50gm please post.

    • Hi Devika,

      One cup holds normally 100 to 110 grams and it is also depends upon the type of ingredient you are measuring. For Indian cooking, use any size tea cup and use the same cup for measuring all other ingredients called for in a particular recipe.

  8. thanks mam

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