Podi Idli | How to make Podi Idli

By Priya Mani  |  13th May 2016  |  
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  • Podi Idli, How to make Podi Idli
Podi Idliby Priya Mani
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    3

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  • How to make Idli/Dosa Batter

About Podi Idli

Soft and fluffy idly well coated with idly podi / molagai podi.

Podi Idli, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Podi Idli is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Priya Mani. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Podi Idli is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Podi Idli recipe by Priya Mani. Podi Idli can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Podi Idli just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Podi Idli can serve 3 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Podi Idli.

Podi Idli

Ingredients to make Podi Idli

  • Idli rice 4 cups
  • Raw rice 1 cup
  • Urad dal 1 cup
  • Methi seeds 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Urad dal 3/4 cup
  • Chana daal 1/4 cup
  • 2 tsp of regular cooking oil or gingely oil
  • Red Chilli 20 (Add extra for more spice)
  • White sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Hing a pinch

How to make Podi Idli

  1. Idly batter: You need to use the same cup for all the measurement. Soak separately the rice and urad daal with methi seeds for minimum 5 to 6 hours preferably overnight.
  2. Grind to a smooth batter and add some required salt. Transfer to a container. Allow to ferment. The batter will raise automatically once it starts fermenting. This takes 4 to 6 hours.
  3. For the Idli podi: Dry roast all the above ingredients separately except salt and hing. For red Chilli add one tbsp oil for crispy fry.  Let it all cool down. In a blender put all the ingredients with some salt and hing.
  4. Grind it coarsely. Keep open for 15 minutes to dry a little and then put it in an airtight box for it to retain its freshness.
  5. Take 2 tbsp of idli podi, make a well and add 2 tsp of regular cooking oil or gingely oil. Mix well with a spoon or with your fingertips. Apply this paste on both the sides of the idlies and keep aside for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve as it is or add a tadka on top and serve hot.

Reviews for Podi Idli (5)

Chitra Chandrasekar2 months ago

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Rashmi Agarwal3 months ago

What is idli rice and raw rice? Can u please show me?
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Fazila 8 months ago

Tempting to eat. Shall we have to apply over Idli or mix it in the batter
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Trupti pandyaa year ago

nice
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Tarunima Tripathi2 years ago

The coating makes it look different and appealing :D
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