Idli Milagai Podi (Spicy Chutney Powder) - MTR style

Idli Milagai Podi
Idli Milagai podi is one of the quite essential items in every household esp southindians. I've already posted idli milagai podi which is the version I am sticking to as everyone likes it at home including mittu and the main reason being this version is less spicy and kid friendly.

My sis suggested me to taste MTR idli milagai podi and I so so loved iit. Ever since I tasted it, I had been wondering what are the ingredients that went into the making of it. So one fine day I sat down to google for the recipe and finally found this recipe which is almost a match to the store bought one. MTR version is with very simple ingredients but is spicy and flavourful.
Idli Milagai Podi

MTR Style Idli Milagai Podi - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 3/4 cup
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian0| Recipe Reference: SpiceIndia

Dry Red Chilli - 12
Urad Dhal - 1/2 cup(Splitted or whole)
Hing(Perungayam) - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1.5 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp


  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, Set aside. In the same pan add red chillies, curry leaves and roast till it turns crispy, keep it aside. Then add remaining 1 tsp oil and roast urad dhal till golden brown.Allow it to cool.
    How to make idli podi - Step1
  2. Then in a mixer - add roasted urad dhal, curry leaves , red chillies, required salt, hing and grind it to a semi coarse powder. Then add mustard seeds and pulse it once just to bring it together.
    How to make idli podi - Step2
Spread the powder in a plate , once cooled down store it in an airtight container.Add ghee or sesame oil and serve with hot idlis.
Idli Milagai Podi

Idli Podi Ghee toast is my lil one's most favourite so I make it often for her snack box.

Idli Nei Podi Toast - Ingredients

Left over Idli - 3
Idli Milagai Podi - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - adjust according to taste
Ghee - 2 tsp

Cut left over idli into cubes, set aside. Heat ghee in a dosa tawa, drizzle the podi - once it starts to splutter add the idlis and give a quick stir so that the podi is coated on all sides. Add salt if required/ Toast for a minute and serve hot.
Idli Milagai Podi

My Notes:

Idli Milagai Podi Toast

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