For podi idli – Mix idli podi with sesame seed oil (nallennai) and apply all over the idli as shown in the picture below. This can be take during travel and stays food for 1-2 days.
For ghee idli – Mix idli podi with ghee and apply all over the idli. This tastes heavenly. Try it and see.
Note – In case if you find this podi too hot, then increase the amount of dal by another 1/4 cup. Add another 1/4 cup of urad dal and 1/4 cup of bengal gram in addition to the 1/2 cup given in the recipe.
(ie) 3/4 cup of urad dal and 3/4 cup of bengal gram dal. Rest of the procedure is the same.
Shelf life and Storage of idli podi
This idli podi stays flavorful and good for 2-3 months, if stored in an airtight container.
Tips – Dry the chillies and dal in the sun for a day if possible before making idli podi. This is optional but gets roasted well.