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April 20, 2017

Milagu Podi For Idli – Pepper Idli Milagai Podi Recipe

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milagu podi for idli
I learnt this Milagu podi for Idli from my MIL. Last time when I went to Salem, she kept this pepper idli podi as side dish for for idli, dosa. Basically Sendhil loves pepper flavored recipes a lot. So my MIL had prepared this pepper podi specially for her son. We loved it very much and I noted down the recipe immediately.  As we all know pepper has amazing health benefits. South Indians include pepper in their food by making rasam, milagu kuzhambu & ven pongal.

 Apart from these recipes, I feel this pepper idli podi is a great way to include pepper in our regular diet. The quantity of pepper consumption is more in this podi.  It should be served by mixing with ghee or sesame oil. It tastes the best with hot idli & dosa. Do try this pepper idli podi for a change and reap the health benefits of pepper. Lets see how to make spicy pepper powder for idli and dosa with step by step pictures !
Check out my ellu podi/ Sesame seeds powder for idli, dosa. Its also an interesting & unique recipe .

Pepper idli podi - Milagu podi for idli,dosa

Pepper idli podi - Milagu podi for idli,dosa Pepper idli podi - Milagu podi for idli,dosa
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for idli dosa
Serves: 1/2 cup
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Black pepper - 1 tbsp
  • White urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no
  • Hing/ Asafetida - 2 pinches or garlic cloves - 2 nos
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking oil  or sesame oil – 2 tsp

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai and roast urad dal till golden. Remove in a plate. In the same oil, roast chana dal till golden. Add to the plate.

  • Add 1 tsp of oil to the kadai and add pepper corns & red chilli. Saute till pepper starts to crackle. Keep the flame medium and saute till most of the pepper corns crackle. Lastly add the hing, mix well and switch off the flame. Crackling helps to reduce the spiciness of pepper. So do it patiently without burning.

  • Add this to the dal plate. Let everything cool down. Add the required salt and grind to a fine powder. If adding garlic, chop it finely and add it while grinding.

  • Transfer the powder to an air tight box. Stays good for 2 weeks. After that the flavor of pepper gets reduced.
    Enjoy !

  • I have shared the recipe for small quantity. Try this one if you are making for first time. If you like the taste, increase the quantity proportionately.
  • Do not add more red chilli. The flavor of pepper should be dominant in this recipe.
  • This podi tastes great when mixed with ghee. But we have it with sesame oil to reduce the calories.
  • This podi is suitable for idli, dosa, wheat flour dosa and ragi dosa. It doesn’t taste good with rice.

Enjoy this yummy idli podi with idli & dosa adding ghee or sesame oil !

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R said...

Looks yummy, love pepper flavor.

Chitra said...

Thanks R 😃

Unknown said...

Very yummy podi surely will try it today

Chitra said...

Sure, thanks !

Unknown said...

Can we dry roast the ingredients

Chitra said...

No, oil helps for even roasting and gives a good flavour.

Unknown said...

Thank you