Chutney Powder, known as ‘Molaga Podi’ in Tamil is a spice powder that is prepared by grinding pulses with chillies. It is a hot accompaniment served with idlis, dosas, uttappams etc.
Mix one spoon of the chutney powder with a little sesame oil or any other oil to make a paste and serve. This is also a tasty and quick addition to your South Indian meal when you don’t have the time to make sambar and coconut chutney.
It can be used to prepare masala idli – add mustard seeds, chillies, curry leaves to oil. Then add spiced chutney powder and stir on low heat. Then add whole idlis or broken into pieces.