Thengai Idli Podi Recipe | Coconut Idli Podi


Thengai Podi or Coconut Podi is a delicious, easy to make side dish, condiment or accompaniment to Idli, Dosa. ‘Podi‘ is Tamil for, literally, ‘powder’, and there are many, many types used across South India. Different types of such powders – dosa milagai podi (also called ‘gunpowder’), Thengai podi (coconut powder), karuveppalai podi (curry leaf powder), sambar podi (sambar masala powder), paruppu podi (lentil powder) and Rasam podi (Rasam masala powder) are some examples.

When I am too tired or busy to cook or not in the mood to whip up something from scratch, Podi come to the rescue! The latest lesson from Amma was in making Thengai Podi, a powder made with dried coconut and lentils, the recipe for which is what I am going to present to you today. This Thengai podi is an absolute delight to eat when mixed with piping hot steamed rice and ghee. It goes extremely well, mixed with oil or ghee, with Idli and dosa. It is just perfect for making Open Butter Masala Dosa,

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 8 min Cook Time 17 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 10
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


How to make Thengai Idli Podi Recipe

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  1. Heat the pan with 1/2 tsp of oil and then add the Chana dal.

  2. Roast till golden brown. Ensure not to burn it.

  3. Take it out and keep aside.

  4. In the same pan add the Urad dal. You can use black Urad dal or white Urad dal.

  5. Roast till golden brown. Ensure not to burn it.

  6. Add it to the same plate with Chana dal

  7. Add grated coconut

  8. Roast till little brown. Don't over roast it.

  9. Add it to the same plate

  10. Add sesame seeds

  11. Roast till golden brown. Ensure not to burn it.

  12. Add it to the same plate.

  13. In the same pan add salt, red Chilli and Kashmiri Chilli and sauté them

  14. Add Hing powder and roast them as well

  15. Add it to the same plate

  16. Cool it down

  17. Add everything to the mixie jar

  18. Grind it into a coarse powder and it is ready

  19. You can make podi dosai with it

  20. Yummy podi and podi dosai is ready

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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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