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Podi Idli Recipe | How to make Podi Idli | South Indian Recipe

What is Podi Idli?

Idli sautéed in podi is podi idli. Podi is a condiment from the South Indian cuisine which is prepared using lentils, red chilies, sesame seeds, etc and served with idli, dosa, uttapam, etc. I keep my podi coarse and do not make a fine powder. When soft idlis are coated and cooked with podi, what you get is podi idli which is spicy, has a crunchy exterior and soft and spongy idli inside. Podi idli is a healthy breakfast recipe. Best breakfast recipes are the ones which are easy breakfast recipes as well as quick breakfast recipes. And this one certainly falls into that category. Also, idli is a perfect tiffin recipe for kids and is also a diet breakfast. This is such a perfect weekday breakfast recipe, with some leftover idli in the fridge and podi in the pantry, you can make idli in less than 5 minutes.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Podi Idli Recipe

Podi idli is a combination of idli and podi. And the combining agent is ghee/clarified butter. This is a very simple recipe for idli. Generally, many ingredients are used to temper idli but I have used only ghee. This way the flavor of podi gets enhanced. Just as the recipe for podi idli varies, the recipe for podi also varies. I have followed this recipe to make the podi. So to sum up, idli needs:

Idli: I have prepared mini idli following this recipe to make idli. You can use proper idli, as a whole or cut into quarters.

Podi: The podi used by me is neither too fine nor too hot. Recipe link is given above.

Ghee: The only ingredient other than the ones mentioned above is ghee. It helps to podi to get coated on the idli properly.

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If you are looking for more recipes to use your leftover idli, you might like masala idli, vegetable idli, etc.

How to serve Podi Idli?

Serve it warm for a weekday breakfast.

How to make Podi Idli?

1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.

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2.Heat a cooking pan. Once it is hot, add 2 tbsp ghee.

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3.Next add in 24-30 mini idli. Toss them well such that the idlis are coated with ghee.

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4.Next add in podi as much required and toss.

Tips:Link to the recipe for podi is given in the ingredients part below.

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5.Make sure that each idli is properly coated with podi. Cook for a couple of minutes.

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6.Serve warm. Bon appétit!

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