5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT    2 REVIEWS ALL GOOD

Added to 349 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 31262 times

This is something South Indians do not get bored of even if they have it every day!

A quick-fix accompaniment for idlis and dosas, Malgapodi is a lip-smacking chutney powder made of roasted urad and red chillies combined with a little sesame for aroma and jaggery to highlight the flavours.

It is served mixed with til oil or ghee. In South Indian homes and restaurants, Malgapodi is served irrespective of whether or not there are other accompaniments. Most people like to have at least one idli or dosa with this all-time favourite!

Idlis and dosas are also smeared with Malagapodi mixture when they are packed for travel. This rules out the need for other accompaniments and also keeps the food moist for a long time. You can vary the amount of red chillies depending on how spicy you like it.

Add your private note

Malgapodi recipe - How to make Malgapodi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.75 cups (24 tbsp )
Show me for cups

  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the red chilies and dry roast on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a coarse powder and keep aside.
  3. Heat the same non-stick pan, add the urad dal, sesame seeds and asafoetida and dry roast on a slow flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  4. Combine the coarsely powdered chillies, salt and the urad dal-sesame seeds mixture and salt in a mixer and blend to a smooth powder.
  5. Add the jaggery and blend again till smooth.
  6. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container at room temperature and use within 15 days.


Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe 
Rice and Moong Dal Idli 
Sada Dosa 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy34 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates6.2 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.7 mg
Click here to view calories for Malgapodi

RECIPE SOURCE : Idlis & DosasBuy this cookbook

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new account will be created.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.


 on 03 Apr 16 12:44 PM

This powder tastes excellent.
Malaga Podi
 on 11 Jun 15 04:03 PM

Malaga podi..a famous south indian recipe, has become my favourite accompaniment, if there is no chutney or sambhar.. I have this podi with little sesame oil or ghee. It just taste too good with a little sweetness. this is a great recipe.