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Milagai podi/Spicy lentil chutney powder

Milagai podi or dosa podi is a spicy dry lentil chutney powder usually taken along with South Indian breakfast dish, dosai or idly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dosa podi, Milagai podi
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Ambujom Saraswathy ( Swathi)


  • 30 Red chilies
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal/Black gram dal
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal/split chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black sesame seeds
  • 1 Asafetodia


  • Dry roast each ingredients separately urad dal turn slightly pink it took about 3 minutes. Chana dal turns slightly brown it took about 6 minutes. Black sesame seeds should crackle and slightly roasted about 2 minutes. Red chilies turn slightly brown and gives out strong aroma it took about 3 minutes. Roast the asafetodia till they become brittle about 2 minutes. Set aside until they become cool enough to touch.
  • Grind everything into fine powder and mix with salt.
  • Enjoy with dosa or idly or like me add to stir fries.


If you want you can add curry leaves. 


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 97.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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