A good way to start my day would be with idlis served with milagai podi (gun powder/idli podi). But sometimes, you can just put the two together and present it as podi idli.
This version doesn’t contain itself to the breakfast table, it sneaks into my kid’s and my husband’s lunch box also at times. It’s a perfect travel food, where in you don’t have to carry the main food and a separate side dish.
And the best part is you just have to use three ingredients… idlis, milagai podi and 2 teaspoons of oil!
Cut the idli into even sized cubes and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
You can either add the podi to the oil first and then add the idlis to it or do the other way around. Here, the idli has gone in first and the podi is added on top.
Let the idlis get coated with the podi on all sides.
Cook in low flame, turning now and then. Take off the heat when it reaches your preferred level of crispiness.
Recipe theme: 3 ingredients
Serves : 2
- 8 idlis, cut into cubes
- idli milaga podi/ gun powder
- Oil : 2-3 tsp
- Cut the idli into even sized cubes and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan. You can either add the podi to the oil first and then add the idlis to it or do it the other way around. Let the idlis get coated with the podi on all sides.
- Cook in low heat for and flip over and cook all the sides until its crispy and has an even coating of podi on all sides. You can do this until you get the level of crispiness you want.
- Take off the heat and serve as such or with ketchup.
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15 thoughts on “Podi Idli”
very easy snack I would say!!! And the pictures are stunning!!!
Great snack to make with leftover idlis.
Very interesting and so simple. Great for busy weekdays.
Lovely sneaky idea!!
OMG = I can easily dig into these!
Lipsmacking podi idli, hard to resist…
How delicious that looks! The pictures are too good and I feel like grabbing some from the screen.
Simple and delicious breakfast. The sauteed pieces almost look like fried potatoes :-)
Love yum yum, nice way to use leftover idly
this must be one of the first few pics where I see u using an orange background (runner) and its such a stunning pic (as always) ! Idli podi is such a favourite at home :-)
it’s a delicious way to eat leftover idlis..looks cute..
Rajani, the pictures are calling me yaar!…so so sinful..
That makes an awesome snack with leftover idlis.
That looks like a glamourised version of the traditional idli! Cool idea
I normally cut them in strips, but Idli podi does taste awesome, and sometimes I feel I am becoming more of a South Indian…:) preferring to eat South dishes.