Dosai milagai podi/Idli podi

        Idli podi / Dosai milagai podi is a coarse mixture of ground dry spices. It can be prepared and stored for three months. When we feel lazy to make side dish for idli, dosai, adai  you can mix this powder with oil and use as a side dish. I personally love to eat his with curd rice /rasam rice too. Make this and enjoy!!!!

INGREDIENTS

Urad dhal – 1 cup

Channa dhal – 1/2 cup

Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp

Red chillies – 8 or Red chilli powder as req

Salt – As required

  • Measure all the ingredients and keep separately.
  • Keep the red chillies in the hot sun for few minutes. So that it can be fried easily without taking much time.
  • Fry all the ingredients to golden brown one by one.
  • While frying the red chillies add one drop of oil so that you wont start sneezing while doing that. Instead you can also add red chilli powder directly.
  • Allow the ingredients to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Later grind the ingredients in the mixie.
  • Yummy idli podi / dosai milagai podi is ready.

Note: This can be mixed with gingelley oil or coconut oil and can be used as a side dish for dosai, idli, adai.

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Pathiya Karuvepillai podi

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal. It has a lot of health benefits.  Usually amma makes this with channa dhal and urad dhal.  This version contains toor dhal in it. I learnt this version from my perima.  Since it contains pepper and cumin seeds, it helps in digestion. Thank you perima!!!!

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INGREDIENTS

Curry leaves – A bunch

Toor dhal – 3/4 cup

Black peppercorns – 3 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 3 tbsp

Red chilli – 1 No

Salt – To taste

Asafoetida – A pinch

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  • Measure all the ingredients and keep separately.
  • Fry all the ingredients to golden brown one by one.
  • Allow the ingredients to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Later grind the roasted ingredients in the mixie.
  • Curry leaves powder is ready.
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Karuvepillai podi

Curry Leaves powder or karivepillai podi is a dry version of the curry leaves thogayal.It can be stored for a longer period and it is easy to carry when you are travelling. Karuvepillai=Karu+ Vepillai…. this leaves act as a vepillai to uterus and helps to get rid of irregular periods. It is rich in iron. So it is advised to include a lot of curry leaves in our diet. It is also a super good remedy for hair fall and helps in maintaining black hair. My mannima(Mom’s mom) makes this regularly at home. She retained black hair even at the age of 83 when she died. Is this the secret behind that?  Let me also eat this regularly and find it out. Thank you for the recipe Mannima….

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INGREDIENTS

Curry leaves – A bunch

Channa dhal – 3/4 cup

Urad dhal – 3/4 cup

Tamarind  – A small piece

Jaggery – A small piece

Red chilli – 4 Nos

Salt – To taste

Asafoetida – A pinch

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  • Measure all the ingredients and keep separately.
  • Fry all the ingredients to golden brown one by one.
  • While frying the red chillies add one drop of oil so that you wont start sneezing while doing that.
  • Allow the ingredients to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Later grind the roasted ingredients in the mixie.
  • Curry leaves powder is ready.
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