Mini Podi Idly recipe | South Indian breakfast

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In this post Let me share you the recipe of mini podi idly. One of the easiest and tasty breakfast recipe all the idly lovers will love to have. It is spicy and tasty dish to serve as a breakfast. I have also shared all the breakfast recipes in my channel in the post below. Please do check, Happy Cooking !!!

Mini Podi idly

Mini Podi idly recipe | South Indian cuisine

Podi idly recipe is one of the most common idly varieties I make often at home for breakfast. My kids love to eat mini idly, So I make min indly most often. Making podi idly is super easy if you have the idly podi ready in your kitchen.I have shared video of how to make home made idly podi for your refernce here.Lets quicky jump into the recipe making process.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People


  • Idly Pot
  • Pan or Kadai


  • Idly batter
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • few fresh curry leaves
  • Pinch Hing /Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Idly powder/ Gun powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder optional
  • Salt as required


  • Make idly batter the previous night and ferment it overnight.
  • For making idly I used mini idly plate. You can use normal idly plate also. Grease oil in the idly plate. Meanwhile add water in the idly pot and pre-heat. Add the idly batter gently in the mini idly plate using a spoon.
  • Place the stacked idly plate inside the idly pot and cook for 7-8 mins in medium flame. After 8 mins open and check whether the idly is cooked properly. Give a resting time of 2 mins and gently take the idly using as spoon and transfer to a plate.
  • For making podi idly check how to make the powder in the below video. Keep a pan and add 2 tsp sesame oil. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, let it splutter and then add urad dal. Once it becomes light brown color add fresh curry leaves and sprinkle hing/asafoetida.
  • Add 1 tsp idly podi and 1/2 tsp chilly powder. Adding chilli powder is completely optional. You can add 2 tsp of idly podi itself.
  • Keep in low flame do not burn the masala, now add the prepared mini idly to the pan and mix well. Already we have salt in idly as well as podi so adjust salt accordingly.
  • Mix well and turn off the stove. Spicy and hot mini podi idly is ready to serve. Usually you no need any sidedish for this recipe. If you prefer you can have with coconut chutney.


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Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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