This is a must-have powder for me. Starting from Idli, Dosa and sometimes when I am bored I eat chappathi with this podi. Believe me it tastes great 🙂 My mom makes the best Idli Podi and I can vouch for it. My better half loves idli podi. I always follow my mum’s fool proof recipe that is shared below. The powder stays fresh for 2-3 months and even more. Make sure you use only dry spoon while serving & ensure the bottle in which you plan to store the powder is dried completely.
No matter how many varities of chutneys are served as side dish for idli, i always prefer this podi as sidedish. Also in Tambrahm’s wedding food plays a major role & ofcourse the legendary ‘Kattu saadha koodai’ idli that is served to the groom’s family the next day after wedding is very popular. 3-4 Idlies are usually dunked in idli podi, placed on a banana leaf and then wrapped with a paper, tied with a thread outside (as shown in pic below)
Starting from train journeys, school tiffin box lunches each & every Tamilian will love this combo & we all have so much of memories attached to this humble food 🙂 Am not exaggerating it. Such is the popularity of this dish.
You just need 15 minutes to prepare the podi.With the following measurement you will get around 500gms of Idli Powder approximately. Kindly adjust salt,spice according to your taste. The spiciness depends on the variety of dried Red Chillies you use. So if you are preparing it for the first time kindly use lesser number of chillies & depending on the output add extra when you grind the next time.