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Podi idli recipe | kids friendly snacks

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PODI IDLI RECIPE

Idlis are are always the one which most of the mom struggle to feed their kids, especially in a South Indian family, Yes as far as i have seen among my kids friends, the South Indian kids don’t like to have idli in their lunch box and where as the North Indian friends finish the Idli milagai podi within no time. Please excuse if it is the reverse at your house. Even whenever i pack idli for lunch box i feel guilty that i didn’t pack any veggie for them. This idea for this podi idli came to me when i met a reader during my recent trip to India. It always makes me very  happy when i meet my readers. I met her in the Chennai Domestic Airport and it so happened we both were sitting next to each other even in the flight from Chennai to Hyderabad. that time she shared that she tried my ammini kozhukattai recipe by adding peanuts to it and kids loved it too. Thanks Laskhmi. When i was making idli 2 days back  suddenly this thought came and finally i came with the idea of Kids friendly podi idli. I totally loved this and feel free to give your own touch according to the preference of your child. Scroll down to the notes section for more tips.If you have Idli batter at home go ahead to try this easy recipe. Podi idliPREPATION TIME: 5 MINUTES .COOKING TIME: 10 MINUTES . SERVES: 2 INGREDIENTS:

IDLI BATTER 1/2 CUP
MILAGAI PODI 1-2 TSP
SESAME OIL 1/2 TSP
COOKING OIL 1/2 TSP
PEANUTS 2 TBLSP
CARROT(GRATED) 2 TBLSP
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
URAD DAL 1/4 TSP

Podiidli METHOD:

  • Make mini idlis with the batter. See my post on (how to make idlis.)
  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds, Add curry leaves, urad dal, peanuts and saute till it turns nice golden brown. Keep the flame low.
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  • Add the idli milagai podi according to your spice level.
  • Toss this carefully to get mixed evenly.
  • Add in the grated carrots and coriander leaves
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  • .Switch off the flame.

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  • Podi idlis are ready to serve now.
  • You can pack this for the kids lunch box too.

Idli-milagaipodi Notes:

  1. You can add add finely chopped capsicum , mushroom if your kids like that.
  2. Even corn kernels can also be added while sauting the urad dal.
  3. You can squeeze in some lemon juice in the last to get a tangy flavor.

Stay tuned for more interesting options with idli soon.

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14 comments

Hari Chandana P November 15, 2013 - 9:26 am

Looks tempting!!

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AparnaRajeshkumar November 15, 2013 - 10:31 am

definitely a super recipe, adding veggies are great too

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Princy Vinoth November 15, 2013 - 10:48 am

Looks so tempting especially for podi lovers.My daughter loves podi and idlis.THis will definitely be a winner with her.

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Preeti Tamilarasan November 15, 2013 - 10:57 am

even i doesn't like idli 🙂 but who can resist these cute mini idli..

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Shama Nagarajan November 15, 2013 - 11:01 am

yummy drooling idli

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Sapana Behl November 15, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Looks so tempting !

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Gayathri Ramanan November 15, 2013 - 5:20 pm

love podi and idly combo….nice idea of adding veggie to the dish….love that pink cute cup…

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Hema November 15, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Looks so tempting with the peanuts and nice idea of adding the carrots too..

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Raji Ramakrishnan November 16, 2013 - 1:14 am

Jayshree, you can make chinese idli too. see my post in my blog rasavinsuvai.blogspot.in

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Kalpana Sareesh November 16, 2013 - 5:42 am

yumm.. good one

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keertthana premkumar November 17, 2013 - 5:56 am

looks great ..wil definately try this…

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Shah Ber March 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm

Thanks Jayasri,tempting recipe.Please visit my blog.
http://spicecrafts12.blogspot.com/2014/03/fried-mini-idlis.html

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Sonika Sharma October 17, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Hi nice recipe jaishri.. may i know what milagai pidi.. i know idli making but dont know much southy food receipes but i love to eat southy food… pls reply..

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Unknown January 3, 2016 - 1:39 pm

Hi jeyashri, my husband travels from Monday through Thursday out of station. Can you give me ideas what healthy food can I pack and give it to him

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