Last Updated : Jan 06,2018
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Also known as
Gun Powder, Chutney Powde, Malgapadi
Malgapodi or Idli Podi is a delicious spice mix made with lentils and dry chillies. Mixed with oil,it adds great flavour to any kind of non-spicy snack like idli, dosa, etc. It is smooth spicy powder, which can be easily mixed with oil at the time of eating. Each household has its own variation and version of the podi. This powder is made by combining urad dal, chana dal, dry red chillies, sesame seeds, asafoetida and salt. You can alter the spiciness of this powder by altering the amount of chillies added. All the ingredients are roasted and then powdered well.
How to Select
This powder is available under many brand names in the market. Check for the expiry date before buying.
Malgapadi powder mixed with oil or ghee is a wonderful accompaniment for idlis and dosas.
This powder can also be used to make dosasspicier by sprinkling the powder on the batter after it is spread.
Malgapadi powder can be used as a sweet and spicy chutney by adding a little jaggery and oil to it.
How to Store
Always store Malgapadi powder in a cool and dry place or in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
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