Milagai podi, also known as dosai milagai podi, idli kaaram, or gun powder is an excellent side for idlis/dosais. It is typically mixed with oil/ghee and the idli/dosa is dipped in this powder and eaten. It tastes excellent mixed with yogurt, and made into a dip. Try it, and you may never miss the sambar or the chutney!
This is a versatile spice powder made with coriander seeds, red chilies, sesame seeds, cumin and can be used as a finishing touch for tamarind rice. This powder has a shelf life of at least 2 weeks, and more if refrigerated. Use it as a final garnish on any dry curries that need a little spice and flavor.