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Podi chutney (Powder chutney) for Idli & Dosa

powder chutney for idli & dosa

Powder chutney is a wonderful relish with idli & dosa. It can be stored for longer period and can be used any time. This recipe is very simple and less time taking.


  • Black gram dal (2 tbsp)
  • Yellow chick peas (2 tbsp)
  • Plain rice (2 tbsp)
  • Asafoetida powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Chilly powder (1 tsp or as per spicyness)
  • Sugar/Jaggery powder (1 & 1/2 tsp, optional)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Melted Ghee/Clarified butter (1 tbsp)


  • Heat a wok, add Black gram dal, Yellow chick peas , Plain rice and saute till light golden brown for 3 minutes.
  • Add Asafoetida powder, Chilly powder and saute for another 3 minutes.
  • Empty the mixture in a grinder and allow it to cool.
  • Add Sugar/Jaggery powder, salt and grind the whole mixture to form a coarse powder.
  • Chutney powder is ready and can be stored in an dry container for about a month.

Server Chutney powder(1 & 1/2 tbsp) with melted ghee (1 tbsp) per person with idli & dosa.