Kanchipuram Idli Podi | Side Dish for Idli
Kanchipuram Idli Podi is an authentic Tamil Nadu Condiment made specially for the Kanchipuram Idlis. While we do have a stock of regular Molaga Podi, this condiment is prepared fresh while making these Idlis.
When it comes to spicy podis to serve with Idlis or Dosas, Molaga Podi is the most delicious side dish. I am very partial to the Podi
that Amma makes. I can have that Dal Podi with anything and everything. However there are certain dishes that gets a special spicy podis done and this Podi is made specially for Kanchipuram Idli
. Its quite coarse in nature and can be had with ghee or Oil.
Though its been a while since we these two together, once we made it, we repeated it twice already. This spicy dal podi tastes great with regular idlis as well. Hubby dear is very fond of this combination and keeps asking us to repeat. Though with the regular menu getting prepared, we at times tend to forget to prepare this batter. So times like that, having a pre planned menu surely helps.
There was a time when we used to prepare many different podis that are so typical of our south Indian cuisine. These days we are limiting ourselves to just handful and this podi features a lot in that list. This is highly recommended to have in your pantry.
Roasted Dal and Red Chilies for the Spicy Podi
Kanchipuram Idli Podi
In a kadai, add 1 tsp of Oil and roast all the ingredients.
Once its cool, grind it coarsely.