Deepa of Recipes n more asked me if she can send a secret ingredient as part of the Arusuvai Friendship Chain and I instantly accepted the offer. I was more than happy and thrilled at the same time. I was waiting for the surprise ingredient and wondering if I can find out what the ingredient would be. I was so happy to receive a packet from her which had the secret spice plus a beautiful card plus a crunch chocolate bar.
Just closed my eyes and tasted the spice powder that she sent me. My first guess was right. It was Milagai Podi. I double confirmed it with my husband and triple confirmed it with her. It is so tasty and spicy. We had Dosa Milagai podi for the dinner that night. I got an idea of mixing the milagai podi in the iddli dosa batter. Just tried and it came out so well. Thank you so much Deepa. Here is how I prepared the Mini Iddli and Mini Dosa using the milagai podi that she sent.
Iddli/Dosa batter - 1 cup
Milagai Podi - 3 teaspoons
Mix the milagai podi in the batter and perpare mini iddlis using mini iddli plate and prepare small size dosas. You can also prepare dosa first with the ordinary batter and garnish all around with milagai podi. Serve warm with a cup of thick yogurt/curd.