Idli Podi / Chutney Powder


1 1/2 cup chana dal / kadala parippu
1/2 cup urad dal / uzhunnu parippu
20 dried red chillies
10-12 garlic, chopped into two
small gooseberry sized tamarind
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
1 tsp oil


  1. In a pan, dry roast the chana dal till golden colour and transfer to a plate and allow it to cool.
  2. Then dry roast the urad dal and allow it to cool.
  3. Add a tsp of oil in a pan and add dried red chillies, garlic, tamarind, asafoetida and curry leaves and roast till the chillies are properly roasted. Do not burn the chillies.
  4. Transfer everything with some salt in a blender and powder it.
  5. Spread it on a plate or paper and allow to cool. Then store in an airtight container.
  6. Serve with idli / dosa….While serving, take a tbsp of idli podi and make a hole using finger at the centre and add a tsp of gingely oil and mix well.

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