Milagai Podi Uthappam Recipe – Spicy Chilli Powder Pancake Recipe

Milagai Podi is a popular spicy condiment from Tamil Nadu which is served along with idli, dosa or upma. Milagai Podi Uthappam is a spicy twist to the uthappam. The milagai podi is made with red chillies and urad dal where they are roasted and ground to a powder.  White Urad Dal (Whole), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Sesame seeds (Til seeds), Dry Red Chillies, Curry leaves, Garlic, Asafoetida (hing), Salt, Idli Dosa Batter, Sesame (Gingelly) Oil   Ingredients to prepare milagai podi 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Whole) 1/4 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds) 10 Dry Red Chillies 4 sprig Curry leaves 4 cloves Garlic 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) Salt , to taste For the Uthappam 2 cup Idli Dosa Batter Sesame (Gingelly) Oil , to make uthappam     5   15     To begin making Milagai Podi Uthappam, we have to first prepare the spicy Milagai Podi.Into a pan add the urad dal and chana dal. Saute on medium heat till the dals turn golden brown in color. Once done add the sesame seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and garlic and saute till the garlic turns light brown in colour and the curry leaves turn crisp. Finally add the asafoetida and saute for a few seconds and turn off the heat. Keep aside and let it cool. Once cooled grind  the Milagai Podi to a fine powder in a mixer grinder. To make home made dosa batter follow Homemade Idli Dosa Batter Recipe To prepare the Milagai Podi Uthappam, heat a dosa tawa on medium heat and grease it with a little oil.Pour a small ladle full of the idli/dosa batter at the center of the pan, sprinkle some milagai podi on top and drizzle with some sesame oil. let it cook for about  2 minutes.Once the base is cooked and golden brown in colour, flip over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes. Once done transfer the  Milagai Podi Uthappam into a serving plate and serve hot. Prepare the rest of the Podi uthappam likewise. Serve the Milagai Podi Uthappam for breakfast, kids lunch box or for a light dinner along with Kadale chutney or Tomato Onion Chutney  or any chutney of your choice for your comforting breakfast.