Chutney Podi ( Thengai)

Mixed with til oil, this Chutney Podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot idlis and dosas.You can even use this aromatic powder to season upmas and dry subzis to make them more appealing.

चटनी पोड़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Chutney Podi ( Thengai) in Hindi) 

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chutney podi recipe is known as Thengai podi. Podi means powder in Malayalam.

This flavourful chutney podi is sure to make you gobble up an extra idli or two! Mixed with til oil, this chutney podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot Idlis and dosas.

When packing idlis in the lunch box or for a journey, you can coat them with a mixture of Thengai podi and til oil to make sure they remain moist and soft. Having absorbed all the flavours of the chutney podi, the idlis will taste even better than fresh, hot ones!

You can even use this aromatic chutney powder to season upmas and dry subzis to make them more appealing.

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Chutney Podi ( Thengai) recipe - How to make Chutney Podi ( Thengai)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 cup (14 tbsp )
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For Chutney Podi
1/4 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 cup grated dry coconut (kopra)
1 tsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
7 to 8 dry whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
1 tbsp tamarind (imli)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
salt to taste

For chutney podi

    For chutney podi
  1. To make chutney podi, combine the chana dal, urad dal and coconut in a pan and dry roast on a slow flame till they release a pleasant aroma, while stirring continuously (approx. 10 to 12 minutes). Remove and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the same pan, add the red chillies and asafoetida and sauté for few seconds. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together except the salt and blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
  4. Add the salt and mix well.
  5. Store the chutney podi in an air-tight container and use as required.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy39 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates5.6 g
Fiber1 g
Fat1.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.3 mg

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