July 31, 2012

Idli Podi (With Chickpea and Groundnut)

             Making a little change in a dish leads to different taste. i tried this idli podi when i was out of some regular ingredients....woohoo alternatives work.


Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Chickpea - 1/2 cup
Roasted Groundnut - 1/4 cup
Black sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
Dry red chilli - 8 numbers
Asafoetida - 1/2 inch chunk or 1/2 teaspoon powder
Fresh Garlic pods -  6 pods
Salt - to taste

  • Heat Coconut oil in a kadai.
  • Reduce the flame to medium.
  • Add 1/2 cup of urad dhal,1/2 cup of chickpea, 1/4 cup of groundnut and roast them to light brown(we can smell them roasting).
  • Now add dry red chilli, sesame seeds, asafoetida and garlic pods to the same.
  • Roast everything and keep stiring so that nothing gets burned.
  • switch off the stove and move the kadai and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Add salt and grind them roughly (like rava or sooji granuels) in a mixer.
  • All set side for your idli or dosa.                                                                              

Chickpea,Groundnut,Urad dhal

Coconut oil,Sesame seeds,Dry red chilli,Garlic pods,Asafoetida

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a kadai

Add 1/2 cup of Urad dhal

Add 1/2 cup of chickpea

Add 1/4 cup of ground nut and roast them to light brown(we can smell them roasting).

Add 6 pods of garlic,1 tbsp of sesame seeds, 8 dry red chilli, 1/2 tsp of asafoetida

Roast them without burning

Add required salt and grind them roughly(like rava granules) in a mixer

Add required ghee or oil while serving with idli or dosa


  1. never tried making this way... nice flavors

  2. Looks little bit time taking but I think it will taste great! So thanks n I'll try to make some time for breakfast

  3. I'm going to try this recipe soon Divya.. i have not used whole Chickpea in chutney pudi, so i must try this one..


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