Healthy Idli Podi (Perfect Side dish for Idlis)

Idli Podi/ Healthy Masala Powder (Podi):


Perfect side dish for Idlis… I used sesame seeds, flax seeds, horse gram and etc. to make this powder…! It’s not only healthy and also very taste to eat; kids will definitely like it.



1 cup White Lentils (Ulutham Paruppu/ Urad Dal)

1 cup Horse Gram (Kollu/ kulathi)

1 cup Flax Seed (Aali vithai/ Alasi (tisi))

½ cup Raw Split Peas (Kadalai Paruppu/Chana Dal)

½ cup Sesame Seed (Ellu/ Tila ke bija)

12 Red Chilies (Milakaaivatral (Sivapu Milakaai)/ Lala Mirca)

1 cup Curry Leaves (karuvaepilai/ Kari Patte)

1 cup Mint Leaves (Pudhinaa/ Takasala Patte)

1 cup Coriander Leaves (Kothamalli Yilai/ Dhaniya Patte)

1 tbs. Asafoetida (Perungayam/ Hing)

½ tbs. Garlic Powder (Poondu/ Lahasuna)

1 tbs. Salt


  1. Roast the curry leaves, mint leaves, coriander leaves and red chilies separately and transfer into the large plate.
  2. Then start roasting all the grains (horse gram, white lentils, split peas, sesame seeds, flax seeds) one by one for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3.  Let it (roasted items) cool for 10 minutes and then transfer all the items into the blender; add salt and asafetida; grind them finely.
  4.  Before transfer to bottle container, let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Server this along with 1 tsp. sesame oil/ ghee; good side dish for idli and dosa.


If you are pregnant; then just skip the sesame seeds (My Mom used to say this and so am following it :-) ).

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