Mulagapodi powder is an intense mix of red chillies, coconut and black gram, flavored with tamarind. It is a popular South Indian condiment.
Podi is generally eaten with ghee and rice or akki roti. It is also used in dosas and idlis. Some even use this chutney in upma for adding an extra flavour to it.
Also known as molagapudi or milagadi podi, this powder is a mix of ground spices, coconut, chickpeas and roasted lentils that is served with idli. Gunpowder can also served with dosas, uttapams etc.
Idli powder is widely available in supermarkets across India but it doesn't take too much effort to make your own powder at home
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