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Podi idli
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Moderately healthy

Podi idli

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Time to cook

30 minutes

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Difficulty

Medium

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Serves

2

An easy and quick South Indian Breakfast dish that is made by tossing steamed idlis in a spicy ground lentil condiment known as podi.

An easy and quick South Indian Breakfast dish that is made by tossing steamed idlis in a spicy ground lentil condiment known as podi.

Ingredients

Urad Dal

2.5 tbsp

Bengal Gram Lentil

2.5 tbsp

Dried Red Chili Pepper

3 chilli

Sesame Seeds

1.5 tbsp

Asafoetida

1 pinch

Vegetable Oil

0.25 Tsp

Salt

1 Tsp

Curry Leaves

1 sprig

Sesame Oil

1 tsp

Mustard Seeds

1 pinch

Curry Leaves

1 sprig

Idli Podi

1.5 tbsp

Idli

6 Idli

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

Prepare all lentils and spices.

2

Heat a heavy pan on low flame.

3

Add urad dal and stir frequently while roasting until it turns golden and aromatic.

4

Remove and set aside the roasted urad dal.

5

Now, roast chana dal in the same pan until it becomes golden.

6

Roast sesame seeds in the same pan until they change colour and start crackling.

7

Set aside the roasted sesame seeds.

8

In the same pan, add oil, preferably sesame oil (gingelly oil).

9

Add dry red chillies and roast until they change colour and release their smoky aroma.

Cooking

1

Steam idlis using idli batter.

2

Heat sesame oil (gingelly oil) in a small pan over low heat.

3

Add mustard seeds and let them crackle, then add curry leaves and fry until crisp.

4

Add the steamed idlis and mix well.

5

Add idli podi, stir and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the idli podi evenly coats the idlis.

6

Serve the podi idlis hot or warm, and you can garnish with chopped coriander leaves if desired.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

8.1

Proteins

Proteins

2.6

Fats

Fats

1.3

Fiber

Fiber

8.1

54

kcal

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