Thursday, January 17, 2013

Idli Upma (version 2) & Idli podi

I have already posted a recipe for idli upma here. But this is little bit different than that one. With this I am giving a simple and tasty recipe for Idli podi/chutney powder as well.

Idli -4 (left over idli will be fine)
Few curry leaves
Green Chilly -2 (adjust to your taste)
Mustard Seed-1/2teaspoon 
Urad dhal -11/2 teaspoon
gingelly  oil - 1tablespoon
Salt - 1/8teaspoon
Idli podi - 2 tablespoons

Cut the idlies into small pieces (or crumble them..which ever is you are convenient with! :)) and keep it aside.
Chop the onion and green chilly into thin stripes.
Heat oil in a pan, make the tempering with mustard seeds, followed by urad dhal and curry leaves.
Add the onion-g.chilli along with little salt, fry till they become transparent.
Now add in the idli-powder and give it a quick mix. 

Add the idli pieces and toss it well.
Cook for a minute and put off the flame.
Let it be on the stove for few minutes and then serve hot. Be generous with oil and urad dhal which enhances the taste of this simple dish into a tasty meal. ;)


Idli podi / Chutney Powder
Channa dhal-1/4cup
Urad dhal -1/4cup
Red chilly- 10 (adjust to your spice level)
Sesame seeds -1 tablespoon
Vellam/ Jaggery/ Gudd -a small piece
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4teaspoon
Dry roast the dhals  separately on medium heat, till a nice aroma comes.
Then roast the sesame seeds on low heat. They will start spluttering, by then remove them from the pan and keep it aside. 

Switch off the flame, and add the red chillies to the pan. They will get roasted by the heat in the pan. Take them out after a minute and add in the hing powder. 
Then remove the pan from the stove, let all the items cool down. 
Once cooled down, grind them  with enough salt to a coarse powder. Tasty and aromatic idli podi / chutney powder is ready. Mix it  with gingelly oil/coconut oil/ghee or even with any cooking oil. Tastes great with idli and dosa.


  1. Lovely looking Idli Upma. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. I prepare idly just by crumbling it. Also for podi, I add few garlic pods at the end of grinding. Idly upma looks great. Planning to try next time this way.

  3. Wow Mahi!! Nyc idli upma!! Will try it ASAP! Do visit my website at -

  4. I do make it thealmost the way,but crumble the idlys..your version interesting..looks yummy...

  5. pass me here. i'll finish it rite now.My all time fav :)

  6. Super Idli uppuma. I will make the same way idli podi, but I won't add jaggry.

  7. I usually prepare upma with crumbled idlies, beautiful dish and flavourful podi;

  8. Mahi, wonderful spicy idli upma. I always wanted to try adding this podi while making but thought I might spoil the dish :) This time you've given me hope. Will try this way, next time I make Idli upma.


Thank You Very Much for taking time to come here and adding your comment! It means a lot to me! :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails

© 2011 Mahi's Kitchen, AllRightsReserved.

Designed by ScreenWritersArena