- Coriander seeds2 Tablespoons
- Cumin seeds (jeera)1.5 Teaspoons
- Salt1 or taste Tablespoons
- Asafoetida1 Teaspoons
- Sesame seeds (til)2 Tablespoons
- Split black gram (urad dal)2 Tablespoons
- Split Bengal gram (chana dal)2 Tablespoons
- Red Chili6 medium broken pieces
- Mix and roast all the ingredients
- When roasted, powder and store in an airtight vessel
Idli is one of the staple diets of South Indians. IT is eaten for breakfast and dinner by millions of people in Tamilnadu, KErala, Andhra and Karnataka.
Idli is not palatable on its own without any side. It requires, the very nature of idli dictates in fact to have something very spicy to dip into and eat. There is where idli powder or 'podi' as it si affectionately called. Podi is mixed in gingely oil and made into a mixture to dip into. THis is a very special taste and only certain people can enjoy it.