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Podi Idli Recipe

Podi Idli -  Have you ever tasted them at hotels?! Its just yum with the gingelly oil and podi flavour though a little spicy I love it to the core.When I was planning for kids lunch box series this podi idli came to my rescue for that week, I added veggies to make it whole some and it turned out super great.Here is my version of podi idli recipe :)
Podi Idli Recipe

Podi Idli Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Snack / Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Mini Idlis - around 20
Idli Podi 1 , Idli Podi 2 - 1 tbsp(Adjust according to your taste)
Onion - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp(optional)
Carrot grated - 2 tbsp
Capsicum - 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Gingelly Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1.5 tbsp finely chopped
Cashews - 5 (broken and fried in ghee)
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig


  1. Pour idli batter into the mini idli mould and steam it for 8-10mins. My mini idli steamer has cloth so I use it which gives more softer idlis.You can just pour it directly into the mould too.How to make podi idli - Step1
  2. In a mixing bowl add the idlis, drizzle gingelly oil and idli podi, mix well and set aside.In a kadai heat oil - add mustard seeds and curry leaves let it splutter.How to make podi idli - Step1
  3. Add onion,ginger garlic paste and saute for few mins till onions turn golden brown.Add carrot and capsicum.
    How to make  podi idli - Step2
  4. Saute for few mins till raw smell of the veggies leave, add required salt. Add the podi idlis and toss it well.Finally add coriander leaves and ghee fried cashews.Give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make  podi idli - Step3
Serve warm!

My Notes:

Podi Idli Recipe

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