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Monday, December 12, 2011

Gun Powder (Milagai Powder) -Tamilnadu Recipe

It is the typical red hot chilli and lentil powder ,prepared by typical Tamil brahmins.It goes well with idly ,sambar and rice.Milagai podi is also known as Gun powder as it looks like gun powder .It is served by mixing it with sesame oil or any other kind of oil.

Ingredients needed to make Milagai Podi

1.Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
2.Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
3.Curry leaves
4.Pepper corns -1/4 cup
5.Red chillies whole - 10 -12
7.Hing a pinch

How to make Milagai Podi

1.In a pan dry roast the red chillies as whole and then to this add the chana dal .

2.When it is almost done add pepper corns and urad dal to it.

3.Continuously dry roast it till it gets golden brown in color.Now add the hing and curry leaves to it.

4.Turn off the fire and when it becomes cool grind it in a mixer and make it in to fine powder.

5.Now add salt to the powder and mix it well.

6.Always before serving mix the powder with sesame oil,this will add more taste .

Serve it with idly or dosa........................