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Idli Podi Recipe for Kids | Idli Powder

Idli powder - powdered spicy mix of lentils, red chili and sesame seeds
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Homemade
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Bengal gram dal - 1/2 cup
  • Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 10 to 15
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tsp


  • Measure and keep all ingredients ready. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan, add red chillies. Roast them in low flame for 2 minutes until it turns crisp. Add hing and give a quick stir. Remove from pan once done and cool it down.
  • Add another 1/2 tsp of oil and roast urad dal and bengal gram dal in a medium low flame until golden brown.┬áRemove from the pan once done and set aside.
  • In the same pan, roast sesame seeds in a medium low flame until nice aroma comes.┬áRemove from the pan and set aside.
  • Firstly, blend roasted red chillies, salt and hing to a coarse powder. Then add roasted urad dal and bengal gram dal. Grind all together to a coarse powder.
  • Then add roasted sesame seeds and grind it until it mix well with other powdered dals. Don't grind sesame seeds for a long time as it may leave out oil. Transfer the corsely powdered idli powder to a plate and spread it. Cool it down and store in a air tight container.


Serving: 2g