Dosa Podi with Garlic recipe

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1 tablespoon cooking oil
¼ cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)
8 dried red chile peppers
5 cloves garlic
½ cup fresh curry leaves
¼ cup coriander seeds
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
salt to taste

Nutrition Info

56.4 calories
carbohydrate: 7.1 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 2.6 g
fiber: 3 g
protein: 2.5 g
saturatedFat: 0.3 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 5.2 mg
sugar: 0.5 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Heat the oil in a shallow skillet over medium heat, fry the chana dal in the hot oil for about 5 minutes. Stir the red chile peppers, garlic, curry leaves, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds into the dal and continue cooking until the spices are roasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes more. Spread the mixture onto some newspaper to cool to room temperature, grind into a find powder. Season with salt. The powder will keep in an airtight container on the shelf for a few months.

Recipe Yield

1 cup

Recipe Note

This is a variation of the classic Milagai podi. My brother and I have always loved garlic, so my mother used to make this version of milagai podi for us.

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