IDLI MILAGAI PODI








My dear friends Priya of http://ennsamaiyal.blogspot.com/ has awarded A giant bear hug award and Shobana of http://priars.blogspot.com/ has awarded me I love your blog award and tagged me. Thank you very much Priya and Shobana for making my day :) I am not doing my tag now since I have already posted my tags in my previous posts.

Dear Priya from http://recipes-priya.blogspot.com/ has awarded me The yum blog award, A giant bear hug award, and 360 foodie award. Thank you very much for these awards and reminding me about them Priya :)

Coming on to the recipe, I had this dish for the first time soon after my marriage when my mil prepared this for evening snack. Actually idli milagai podi is a very common evening snack in many Tamilian households. This is very easy to prepare too, takes just a few minutes if leftover idlis are at hand. This had to be eaten hot and when the idlis are crispy on the outside. I prepare this dish with sesame oil for a better taste. Another variation is the same dish can be made with bread too. This tastes really great and is much crispier than made with idlis but when bread is used, sesame oil is not ideal as it changes the taste of the dish. I have also included my mom’s idli milagai podi recipe here.





FOR THE PODI:
Channa dhal, 1 cup.
Urad dhal, 1.
Mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon.
Fenugreek seeds, 2-3.
Salt as per taste.
Red chilies, around 15 (this can be increased or decreased according to personal preferences).
Curry leaves, 2 springs. (optional).
Asafetida, 1 pinch.

Dry roast the dhal one by separately and let it cool by spreading it on a plate covered with paper tissue or newspaper. Dry the chilies, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and curry leaves and let them cool. Once everything is cooled, blend everything to a smooth powder along with some salt and asafetida making sure the jar of the mixie or blender is completely dry. Transfer the contents to an airtight container, let it rest by leaving the lid open for an hour. This can be stored for up to 3 months outside.

FOR MAKING IDLI MILAGAI PODI:
INGREDIENTS:
Leftover idlis, 4-5.
Idli podi, 2 tablespoons.
Sesame oil, 1-2 tablespoon.

Cut the idlis into small bite-size pieces. Heat a pan with a little bit of oil and add the idlis and turn everything for a few seconds until the idlis pieces are coated with oil. Then sprinkle the idli podi over the idlis, add some more oil and keep sautéing under medium-high flame for a few minutes until everything turns crisp. Serve hot and enjoy.

TRIED AND TASTED VIKI’S INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY IN OVEN:


I tried Viki's chicken and it came out very well. I took of photograph of the dish to share it with everybody. I made a few variations to the dish like sautéing the onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, and powders (instead of ground ingredients she had made) and then adding it to the cut chicken and baking it. This taste was completely different from my usual chicken preparation. The flavors and very much concentrated and tasty. Next time, I am planning to follow her recipe as it is and cook the chicken.

37 comments:

priya said...

Hi gita,

lovely milagai podi...looks so yummy ..i think u forgot to collect ur award frm my blog, dear

http://recipes-priya.blogspot.com/2009/09/award-time.html

Shaista Tabrez said...

both dishes are so tempting..

Kanchan said...

hey Gita,
Congrats for your Awards :)
First time @ your blog ! Like presentations.. Happy Posting :)

Jaishree said...

Milagai podi...looks so yummy Gita..
Congrats for your Awards:)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Congrats on ur awards!

Idly milagai podi and oven made chicken looks yummy:)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur awards Gita, milagai podi and chicken curry looks yummy..

Nithya said...

Congrats on the awards. :)

Podi looks hot :)

Cham said...

I love that even snack, we use to fight when we were kids! The chicken is tasty looking!

Sarah Naveen said...

Congrats On all ur awards Gita!!!!
Thnx for the Podi recipe!!

VS said...

Lovely milagai podi!idly -milagai podi - semma combo!

Varsha Vipins said...

I love this dish Gita..that podi on idli looks too yum..:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats on all your awards dear. Idli milagai podi looks HOT...
You got that chicken curry gorgeous. It came out very well for you dear.

Padma said...

Congrats on your awards Gita... nice milagai podi...

SenthilKumar said...

Hi gita,
How r u?
u deserve more dear...ur quick comments in my blog is really appreciated....idly milagai podi ..i havent tried at home..my amma used to make when i come here...i can try ur recipe:)

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi Gita,

By mistake I made the comment from my hubby's account(he's already logged into gmail) and I forgot to check it out.

I apologize for the mistake.

Shobana

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks lovely...

Nags said...

that last bowl looks killer!!

Purva Desai said...

lovely podi....congrats for all the awards.....

Valarmathi said...

Yummy milagi podi and chicken looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering idly with that podi! I have never tried like this!

n33ma said...

Congrats on the awards.Nice podi.

Suparna said...

Hey Gita,
Congratulations on the awards dear!! wish you get many more :)
I too love the podi stir fried idli's and do sometimes with bread too, but in each cases I use the regular oil or olive oil :)
The podi looks heavenly dear, love the glowing effect in the snaps

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so tempting idli with that podi Gita looks so yum.And nice chicken recipe looks good.

Parita said...

Congratulations on your awards!
Podi sounds yumm!

Malar Gandhi said...

Love idlies tossed with podi, wonderful dish to begin the day with...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

HI gITA...
fIRST time here .. loved ur veggie blogs ..

Do have a sneak - a - peek in
my blog when time permits:)

Until then Happy Blogging...

Abhilash Pillai said...

Congrats for the award... idli milagi podi apears new to me...

Nice recipe.

Babli said...

Looks delicious and yummy. You have presented very beautifully.
Congratulations for your award.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi gita...chicken curry looks delicious,,,and congraz on getting so many awards...hope theres lots more for u....

Vaishali said...

I love molagapodi with dosa. Yours sounds delicious, Gita.

Chef Jeena said...

Your podi sounds wonderful Gita. :-)

Sireesha said...

lovely milagai podi...looks delicious..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Gita.....snaps are wonderful...especially the second snap.. :)

En Samaiyal said...

Congrats on ur Awards.....Milagai podi looks perfect ...thanx for ur sweet comment dear...

Preety said...

congrats on awards..and both recipes are new to me and looks fantastic too

forkbootsandapalette said...

great recipes...congrats on your awards

Akal's Saappadu said...

idli milaga podi is my all time favourite, I can eat this at any time, any meals :)

reminds me of the hostel days when we used to prepare these in bulks to eat it during the time we cut classes :)

you have a wonderful collection of recipes, how come I didn't see the existence???????? will keep an over here for more recipes!!!

have a nice week end!!!