Mixed Dhal Idly Podi/Powder

I have already posted idly podi with channa dhal and urad dhal but today's recipe is going to be a very flavorful one with a combination of many dhals and peanuts.This podi is slightly different from the regular idli podi.
My kiddo always likes to have idly with idly podi and sesame oil.To make it more healthy and  protein rich I make it with a combination of dhals and less spicy.Now to the recipe......


Channa dhal/Kadalai paruppu1/4cup
Urad dhal/Uluttham paruppu1/4cup
Moong dhal/Pasiparuppu1/4cup
Toor dhal/Thuvaram paruppu 1/4cup
Horse gram/Kollu 1/4cup
Sesame seeds/Ellu1tbs
Curry leaves/Karivepillai3 sprigs
Garlic(crushed)/Poondu2-3 cloves
Black pepper/Milagu1tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam1tsp
Red chilly/Vara milagai10-12nos.
Coriander seeds/Vara kothamalli1tbs
Asafoetida/Perungayam 1/4tsp
Saltto taste


                                    Heat a heavy bottom pan and dry roast the ingredients except salt,sesame  seeds and asafoetida in a medium flame.Once all the dhals get roasted add the sesame seeds and turn off the stove.Mix it well.Finally add the asafoetida and salt.Let it cool.
After cooling put it in a mixie jar  and grind it to a coarse powder.Store it in an air tight container.
Ready to serve with idly along with sesame oil or ghee.


  • Dessicated coconut(1/4cup) and roasted gram dhal(1/4cup) can also be used in which the coconut needs to be roasted.
  • Add the sesame seeds in the end of the roasting otherwise it pops up.

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Simply fantastic, cant wait to try soon.

so healthy and gorgeous presentation pics!

Podis are so amazing..love them with rice and ghee.. and on dosas.

Multi dhal podi is sure a winner... would love to try this sometime!! Lovely presentation..
Krithi's Kitchen

very tempting podi! surely a yummy one too!

Thanks for the idea Nalini, will make it next time with peanuts n sesame seeds...healthy n yummy podi!!

Nice presentation and handy podi.


Very lovely pictures..nice twist to the regular ones..

nice flavorful podi..lovely pictures!

nice flavorful powder nalini :)
nice clicks.

Love your pictures Nalini ...especially the one where you've scattered the ingredients. Simply superb and eye-catching. A very handy podi with nice flavors.

Great combo for Idli's, looks yumm. Never tried podis with mixed dhal, great recipe dear. thanx 4 sharing..

Very different and nice clicks..

Nice presentation and a very different one

Nice idea of sneaking various dals into diet , Nalini. Awesome presentation.

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