Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Podi Idly ~ in a different way

This Podi idly is more for adults, as it has onions and spicy podi spread over the idly. When i saw this podi idly recipe on a TV show, i instantly tried it on the same day. We all found this a different and  a tasty way to eat idly, than always opting for chutneys as sides.

Onion and Podi sauteed idly

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Podi Idly with sauteed onions

My most favorite is podi idly. I was in boarding school for 2 years. Food there will not be tasty. even though we are supposed to eat, whatever is kept on our plate. if we do not eat, we will get punishments like kneeling down or cleaning work on weekends. those days my mom and my ammumma's podi came as a life saver for me. i would eat 3 idly's with my podi.

This podi idly recipe needs onion, podi and ghee. I will share the idly milagaai podi recipe later. but as of now you can try with your idly podi.

                                                          Podi Idly


Ghee / Butter - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
Idly - 3
Big Onion - 1
Idly podi - 3 or 4 tsp's
finely hopped corriander leaves - 2 tsp's (optional)

Method of Preparation:


Heat a dosa tava. add 1 tsp ghee. place the idy in the centre and roast the idly in slow flame for about a minute till you get a light golden crust on the base of idly. likewise flip the idly and roast the other side too. Remove the roasted idly to a plate.


Add 1 tsp of ghee to the tava in slow flame, add finely chopped onions and saute it till it turns translucent.


In slow flame, add in the idly milagaai podi and mix well with the onions. add corriander leaves and mix. This should all get done less than a minute. else the podi and corriander leaves will get browned.

podi idly

Switch off the flame and spread the onion podi mix over the idly on one side or either side.

Serve the Idly hot. I bet you will like this, if you like podi idly.


  1. Definitely an interesting recipe, love the addition of sauted onions :) must try this version sometime.

  2. yes it is priya :) do try out this recipe! Thanks for dropping!


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